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2/3/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Campaign
Patients facing 15% rate hikes March 1st took their complaints to Blue Shield yesterday, and signed a ballot petition outside the insurer's San Francisco headquarters to make health insurance companies publicly justify rates before they take effect.  Blue Shield is sitting on $3.1 billion in excess surplus - 1400% the minimum surplus...
Video
2/2/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Patients facing unaffordable health insurance premiums join consumer advocates to launch an all-volunteer signature-gathering driver to get health reform on the November ballot Download and sign the petition at JustifyRates.org!
News Story
2/2/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Campaign
Steve Rhodes/Flickr Health care reform protest at Blue Shield of California, October, 2009. Click here to listen to the audio of this news broadcast. Hey, Californians – have you noticed that your health care rates have increased since the Affordable Care Act went into effect? Some consumer groups are worried that the trend will continue...
Video
2/2/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Campaign
Patients facing unaffordable health insurance premiums join consumer advocates to launch an all-volunteer signature-gathering driver to get health reform on the November ballot Download and sign the petition at JustifyRates.org!
News Story
2/2/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Campaign
There’s a grassroots movement underway to change insurance law, giving California the power to regulate health insurance rate hikes. The proposed initiative by Consumer Watchdog, a group based in Santa Monica, will require health insurance companies to ask permission from the state insurance commissioner before raising premiums. It’s...
News Release
2/2/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Campaign
Santa Monica, CA – Patients facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums, including one who is now uninsured due to rising prices, joined consumer advocates today to launch an historic all-volunteer signature-gathering effort to qualify an initiative measure for California’s November ballot to regulate health insurance rates. ...
News Story
2/1/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Campaign
A high-stakes ballot measure to give state regulators the power to approve health insurance rates in California has landed a heavyweight supporter: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. One of California's most respected politicians, Feinstein has come forward as the chief spokeswoman and No. 1 booster of a proposed initiative to regulate hikes in...
News Story
1/16/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Campaign
California should join the majority of states across the nation, 36 of 50, that have authority to control health insurance rate hikes. A consumer group is expecting to begin collecting signatures within the next few days to put a regulatory measure on the November ballot. They should work to give California voters the opportunity to voice their...
News Story
1/16/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Campaign
California regulators last year won expanded authority to scrutinize health insurance rate hikes, but their continued lack of real power has consumers gearing up for a new battle with the insurance industry over rate regulation. The new law permits regulators to conclude a rate hike is excessive, but they can only try to persuade or shame...