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11/5/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the heels of an advertising blitz funded by health insurance companies, California voters on Tuesday tanked a proposal to give the state's insurance commissioner veto authority over health insurance premiums. About 60 percent of voters...
News Story
11/5/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

So much for populism. At least when it comes to fighting the interests of big-money corporations. In every vote this week pitting the interests of ordinary Californians against those of large companies, the corporate interests won big. Big bucks essentially convinced...
News Story
11/5/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

SACRAMENTO — Voters overwhelmingly passed the two state ballot measures pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown: A $7.5 billion water bond that will pay for water recycling and new storage systems but do little to bring relief to Californians affected by the drought, and a...
News Story
11/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Health insurance premiums have gone up 172 percent since 2002, according to the California HealthCare Foundation. That's what prompted supporters of Proposition 45 to put their measure on today's ballot. The measure would give California's insurance...
News Story
11/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Voters may be apathetic on Election Day, but there are some people in California who are excited indeed about the ballot – those who have a big pocketbook interest in the outcome. Through Tuesday morning, campaign spending on six ballot propositions alone has...
Video
11/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Lauren Sivan looks at what Prop 45 will do for consumers if passed, and how the insurance companies are spending tens of millions of dollars to stop it.
News Story
11/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Voters are usually inclined to vote their pocketbooks. But that's become more difficult with every election, as the pocketbooks that carry the most weight aren't those of the individual voter, but corporations and plutocrats. Recent history tells us that the...
News Story
11/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Voters are usually inclined to vote their pocketbooks. But that's become more difficult with every election, as the pocketbooks that carry the most weight aren't those of the individual voter, but corporations and plutocrats. Recent history tells us that the...
News Story
10/31/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Would the real Proposition 45 please stand up? One of the main arguments advanced by the commercials aired and the torrent of mailers sent by the No on 45 campaign is that the measure would place healthcare in the hands of a single corruptible politician. "Who do...
News Story
10/31/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

It’s certainly one way to get a message across. Angered over what they view as excessive hikes in health insurance rates and the $57 million health insurers have spent to defeat California Proposition 45, members of Consumer Watchdog, the California Nurses...