By Doug Porter, SAN DIEGO FREE PRESS
The following analyses represent my opinions. The SD Free Press editorial board may or may not agree with me. For all our articles on the upcoming election, check out our 2014 Progressive Voter’s Guide.
There are no special interests more special than insurance companies, doctors and lawyers. Here we have two propositions involving all...
By Jonathan Kraut, SANTA CLARITA VALLEY SIGNAL
Most of us will shortly receive an absentee ballot in the mail for the upcoming Nov. 4 election. Other than the continuous and deceptive ranting by health care lobbies about threats of higher medical costs if we pass Propositions45 and 46, this election seems under the radar. I always read the actual language of any bill or proposition....
Editorial by CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD
California voters have every right to view all state propositions with a healthy dose of skepticism.
Propositions rarely do exactly what the authors say they will do. They are drawn up with loopholes big enough to drive a bullet train through, or with little favors built in to curry votes with certain groups, or with last-minute add-ons that...
By Judy Lin, ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Proposition 45 offers a simple choice for voters: Do they want the state insurance commissioner to regulate health care rates for small businesses and individual health plans?
The campaign fight over whether that would be beneficial for consumers is much more complicated.
Initiative proponents, led by Democratic Insurance...
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Santa Monica, CA – Anthem Blue Cross could owe big refund checks to 730,000 Californians if its proposed rate hikes of up to 25% are deemed excessive thanks to an initiative voters will consider on the 2014 ballot.
The ballot measure requires health insurance companies to get approval before raising rates and allows that refunds be ordered...