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2014-09-11 16:24:40

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest health insurance companies in California have contributed $37 million to defeat Proposition 45, but are hiding from voters in deceptive new campaign advertising that violates disclosure laws and should be pulled from the radio, said Consumer Watchdog. Campaign disclosure law requires initiative committees to disclose the economic interests of their largest donors. The No on 45 committee never identifies...

2014-09-04 16:24:44

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog said today that a one-minute radio advertisement released by health insurance companies opposed to Prop 45's health insurance rate regulation provisions fraudulently misrepresents the advertisement's backers, the ballot measure, and the current state of the law governing regulation of health insurance. The advertisement deceptively obscures the insurance industry's funding for the commercial and confuses the...

2014-08-14 16:26:45

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser's announcement of a 40 percent increase in profits to $2.1 billion for the first half of this year is the latest in a string of hefty health insurer profit reports that illustrate why Proposition 45's protections against price gouging are desperately needed, said Consumer Watchdog today. Proposition 45 will prohibit excessive profits and require health insurers to get approval for rate hikes. It applies the same...

2014-08-11 16:27:21

Prop 45 Will Protect Overcharged Consumers From Paying for Massive Health Insurer Profits SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The report of HealthNet's $120.9 million second quarter profit, which is 4 times its 2013 second quarter profit, is yet another reminder, amid a slew of massive health insurer profit reports, of the need for Proposition 45's protections from health insurer profiteering said Consumer Watchdog Campaign today. Proposition 45 will shine a light...

2014-08-04 16:26:13

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six health insurance companies financing the No on Proposition 45 committee have donated $37.3 million through June 30, 2014 against the ballot measure to regulate health insurance rates in California, according to campaign finance reports filed recently with the Secretary of State. This is more than three times the $12 million refund returned to Californians for 2013 under a federal Affordable Care Act rule requiring 80% of...

2014-07-30 20:23:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Proposition 45 campaign today said that WellPoint's massive $731.1 million second quarter profit underscores the need for Proposition 45's protections against health insurance price gouging. The profit report comes a day after the California Insurance Commissioner reported steep health insurance rate hikes for Californians in 2014 and expressed frustration that no one has the ability to stop excessive rates. The...

2014-07-22 16:26:57

November ballot first in years to be pro-consumer, not dominated by big money corporations SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dolores Huerta, the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, and an icon of the labor and civil rights movements has endorsed Proposition 45, the health insurance rate regulation initiative which will appear on the November 2014 California ballot. Huerta signed the argument in...

2014-07-01 08:35:36

Industry research reveals that 85 percent of health plan executives now consider member engagement "mission critical" to their business DANVERS, Mass., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eliza Corporation ("Eliza") and WellPoint, Inc. ("WellPoint") will conduct a webinar to reveal strategies, best practices, and results of a successful member engagement program based on multi-touch, multi-channel outreach. Produced by America's Health Insurance Plans ("AHIP"), the webinar will feature Melissa...

2014-06-23 08:28:27

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Indiana Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA)offer students insights on access to healthcare INDIANAPOLIS, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Students from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine are onsite at Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) corporate headquarters in Indianapolis working alongside healthcare professionals in the pharmaceutical industry. Lilly announced today that the summer pilot program will also include...

2014-06-02 08:26:44

$4.5 million grant from WellPoint Foundation supports nationwide campaign & ongoing CPR mobile tour DALLAS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only(TM) CPR? Then you're ready to help save a life. If you don't, then the American Heart Association and WellPoint Foundation want you to listen up. Just in time for National CPR Awareness Week (June 1-7), the organizations are dropping a new beat on their ongoing Hands-Only CPR national awareness campaign and...


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