Many Americans support stem cell research but are unwilling to give drug companies a blank taxpayer check to develop it without appropriate controls. About a dozen states have passed or are considering taxpayer subsidized programs for stem cell research. Proponents of California's Prop 71 stem cell program promised that all Californians would have access to new medical breakthroughs and that the state would receive royalties that would payback the public's investment.
Only by insuring everyone in a health plan that leverages the nation's buying power and focuses on preventive care, can we provide higher quality, affordable health care to all Americans.
Some politicians confuse the mandatory purchaseof private health insurance with universal health care, but requiring people to buy unaffordable and unreliable insurance policies is not the solution to the health care crisis.
The only real solution to this country's healthcare crisis is universal public option.
Consumer Watchdog has lowered the auto and homeowners insurance rates of millions of California drivers and homeowners by about $1.7 billion over the past several years. Using the laws implemented by Prop 103, a ballot initiative authored by Consumer Watchdog founder Harvey Rosenfield and passed by California voters in 1988 to regulate the insurance industry, we've successfully blocked rate hikes and won decreases from most of the large insurers that sell policies in California.
Unlike most things you buy for your home, you hope you'll never have to use your insurance, even though you're required to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars every year for it. But when you need it, you expect that the company will be there for you, especially after all those years of paying premiums without ever making a claim. Consumer Watchdog keeps an eye on the practices of homeowners insurance companies to make sure they don't overcharge customers and that they pay claims properly and quickly.
In 1988, Californians revolted against excessive auto, homeowner and business insurance premiums and passed Proposition 103, a ballot measure written by Consumer Watchdog founder Harvey Rosenfield to rein in insurance companies. Using the provisions of Prop 103, Consumer Watchdog has lowered rates and saved Californians over $62 billion over the last two decades.
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