By Lisa Aliferis, THE CALIFORNIA REPORT
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has irritated the insurance industry and surprised public-policy analysts by hiring Consumer Watchdog, a vocal insurance industry critic, to assist in reviewing health insurance rate increases, the Los Angeles Times reports.
In a one-year contract worth up to $88,000, Consumer Watchdog will supplement the rate review process already done by the...
By Michael Hiltzik, LOS ANGELES TIMES
While most of us face uncertainty with the rollout of healthcare reform, some insurance companies in California have been feeling their oats lately. Here's how they're responding to Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones' warnings that their latest rate increases are unreasonable: Stuff it, Dave.
That essentially was the response of Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross after...
By Larry N. Gerston, SACRAMENTO BEE
"There you go again." That famous phrase was uttered in a debate by presidential candidate Ronald Reagan in response to his perceptions of incumbent Jimmy Carter's mischaracterizations. More than 30 years later, it can just as easily be applied to the latest round of health insurance increases by California companies.
Once again, insurance companies are implementing egregious...