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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"...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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10/24/2014
By Judy Lin, ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two health care-related initiatives on the November ballot have generated more than $100 million in spending, with insurers and doctors leading the fight to defeat both, according to campaign finance reports filed late Thursday. Opponents of Proposition 45, led by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc., Wellpoint Inc. and...
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10/24/2014
By Christopher Cadelago, SACRAMENTO BEE
Proposition 45, which would give rate-regulation authority over health insurance to the state’s elected insurance commissioner, would mostly affect roughly 6 million Californians who buy their own insurance or get it through their employment with a small business (50 or fewer employees). The issue has surfaced several times in the state...
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10/24/2014
By Marc Lifsher, LOS ANGELES TIMES
With just over a week until election day, backers of Proposition 45, the health insurance rate regulation initiative, are finally putting ads on television. Though their opponents have used a $55-million campaign war chest to flood the airwaves, Consumer Watchdog, the Santa Monica activist group that put the measure on the ballot, only has $1...
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10/24/2014
Op-Ed Commentary by Carmen Balber, THE DAILY CALIFORNIAN
Students with parents who have health insurance can now stay on their plans until they are 26, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. But when young people strike out on their own as app developers, artists, therapists, graphic designers or any other kind of entrepreneur looking to buy their own insurance, they will discover California is still the...
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10/23/2014
By Michael Finney, KGO ABC TV-7 San Francisco, CA
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --A new poll out shows Proposition 45 may be headed for defeat. Prop 45 would give the state's insurance commissioner the power to veto rate increases on health insurance, just as he can now for auto insurance. Currently, only 39 percent of voters say they'll vote for it. The proposition asks voters if they think...
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10/23/2014
EDITORIAL by EGP NEWS (Spanish)
California Statewide Ballot Measures Proposition 45—Healthcare Insurance. Rate changes, initiative statute.  This initiative requires the State Insurance Commissioner to approve rates and policy changes set by health insurance providers before they can be passed on to consumers. It will exempt large employers, but applies to the...