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10/18/2014
By Tracy Seipel, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
Proposition 45 would allow California's elected insurance commissioner to regulate health plan rates for 6 million Californians with individual policies or who get their insurance as employees of small businesses. The No on 45 campaign recently released a 30-second television ad, now running in major media markets. WHAT DOES THE AD SAY? A man...
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10/18/2014
Editorial, VENTURA COUNTY STAR
Proposition 45 on the Nov. 4 ballot would let California’s elected insurance commissioner reject excessive health insurance rates. The Star’s Editorial Board recommends a yes vote on Proposition 45 to provide responsible, reasonable oversight of the cost of medical coverage. Proposition 45 would apply to roughly 6 million residents...
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10/17/2014
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer, KPBS TV San Diego
Props 45, 46 Facing Tough Road Groups opposing California Proposition 45, which provides a mechanism to regulate rate hikes for health insurance, and Prop 46, which seeks to raise the cap on medical malpractice awards established in 1975, have raised millions and are using it on ads. Prop 45 requires health insurance companies to publicly disclose...
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10/16/2014
By The Fresno Bee Editorial Board
Powerful forces are opposed to Proposition 45, which would give California's publicly elected insurance commissioner the power to reject excessive health insurance rate hikes. These forces — you know them as Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Kaiser, Health Net and United Healthcare — don't want voters to approve Prop. 45 on the Nov. 4...
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10/16/2014
By Marc Lifsher, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Almost three decades ago, a small band of consumer activists persuaded California voters to slap tough new rate regulations on auto insurance. Now that same group wants to crack down on health insurance rates. And the insurance industry and its business allies are back with a multimillion-dollar war chest to fight Proposition 45 with an...
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10/15/2014
By George Skelton, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Proposition 45, which would allow California's insurance commissioner to regulate rates for certain medical plans, is a close call for this voter. On the one hand, the commissioner would be touching on — although not exactly duplicating — work already performed by the state entity created to administer Obamacare. That could slow...
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10/14/2014
By Staff Writers, CALIFORNIA HEALTHLINE
California's health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in no-bid contracts, including deals worth millions of dollars to a firm with workers who have strong ties to Covered California's executive director, according to an Associated Press review of contracting records obtained through the state's Public Records Act, AP/U-T...
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10/14/2014
By Staff Writers, KFI 640 AM Los Angeles
Photo: Jo Kwon A pickup truck packed with poop has been hand-delivered to Blue Shield in El Segundo. The delivery was from a group that supports Proposition 45. If passed, the state insurance commissioner would have to approve insurance rate hikes. Consumer Watchdog’s Cody Rosenfield was deep in the dung and volunteered to shovel the...
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10/14/2014
By Jon Healey, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Proposition 45 would extend the regulatory power that Proposition 103 gave the state Insurance Commissioner over property and casualty coverage to a new branch of the insurance market: the health policies sold to individuals and small groups. So it's no surprise that the Proposition 45 campaign would turn into a reprise of 1988's battle...
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10/14/2014
By Kenny Goldberg, KPBS TV San Diego
Tamara Kaplan loves to travel. Her home in University Heights is filled with tokens of her many trips. She brought some distinctive figurines back from one her recent sojourns. Credit: Nic McVicker Tamara Kaplan is a University Heights resident who pays about one-third of her income for health insurance. “And I just thought they...