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News Story
10/28/2014
By Gene Maddaus, LA WEEKLY
Blue Shield of California, one of the state's four major health insurers, has a sales office on the 20th floor of the Pacific Corporate Towers in El Segundo. Had the employees peered down to the plaza on a recent Tuesday morning, they would have seen a small cluster of picketers. From 300 feet up, it would be impossible to read the signs, or...
News Release
10/28/2014
CONTACT Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA—Spanish language newspaper La Opinion endorsed Prop 45 over the weekend joining more than a dozen other newspapers supporting Yes on 45 on behalf of six million individuals and small businesses that health insurance companies are price gouging on premiums. “Proposition 45 seeks to expand the power of the California...
News Release
10/28/2014
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog, Consumer Federation of California, the California Nurses Association and price-gouged policyholders condemned menacing health insurance company mailers against Proposition 45 today as a new Hoover Institution Poll puts Proposition 45 ahead by 12 points, 42% to 30% just seven days before the Election....
Article
10/27/2014
Phil Rogul, Carlsbad
“We’ve paid well over $100,000 in premiums and received almost zero health care services.” Over the last 22 years my wife and I have paid an ever-increasing monthly premium for high-deductible health insurance policies. We did so to keep our costs low, but such plans come with almost zero actual health care benefits and our...
News Story
10/27/2014
By Jon Healey, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Backers of California Prop. 45 try to turn insurance industry opponents' huge spending lead into a liability Do voters really care who's paying for the campaign ads that are filling their mailboxes and the airwaves? Plenty of big donors certainly think so. Otherwise, why would they be pouring so much money into "social welfare"...
News Story
10/27/2014
Op-Ed Commentary by Margie Keenan, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
As a registered nurse, I’ve watched health insurance premiums jump while benefits and doctor networks shrink. I’ve watched patients pay thousands out of pocket before insurance pays for anything. We all have to buy health insurance under federal law. But there is no guarantee that it will be affordable. Proposition 45 provides that...
News Release
10/27/2014
CONTACT Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA --- Consumer Watchdog Campaign today announced that advertising has begun for Yes on Proposition 45, which would give the elected insurance commissioner power to veto excessive health insurance rates. The David v Goliath campaign has been outspent by insurance companies by more than 25 to 1.   The Yes On Prop 45 advertising...
Video
10/26/2014
Health insurance policyholders joined with bedside nurses from the California Nurses Association and consumer advocates supporting Proposition 45, which prohibits excessive rate increases, to deliver a pickup truck containing a ton of steer manure to Blue Shield’s San Diego offices.
News Story
10/25/2014
Editorial by RECORD SEARCHLIGHT (Redding, California)
Proposition 45 Watch much TV? Even if you only watch a little, you can't have escaped the torrent of Proposition 45 campaign ads washing across the airways, vying for consumer votes on health care insurance. You'll recognize the names of those companies fighting Prop. 45 with tens of millions of dollars -- Kaiser Permanente, WellPoint,...
News Story
10/25/2014
Editorial by LA OPINION
La boleta electoral tiene dos medidas que se refien a distintos aspectos de la salud. Las proposiciones 45 y 46 son iniciativas muy diferentes por lo cual recomendamos a los votantes votar a favor de la primera y rechazar la segunda. La Proposición 45 tiene el fin de ampliar el poder del Comisionado de Seguros para que pueda aceptar o...