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Jul 24, 2014, 14:13 ET

Consumer Watchdog Campaign: CA Medical Board Says Record High Number of Doctors Disciplined for Substance Abuse

 A record high 46 doctors were disciplined for substance abuse last year according to a report prepared for a meeting of the California Medical...

Jul 24, 2014, 13:36 ET

Consumer Advocates Make Headway in Push to Improve Hyundai/Kia MPG Class Action Settlement, says Consumer Watchdog

Consumer Watchdog attorneys representing consumers dissatisfied with the proposed nationwide settlement of a class action against Hyundai and Kia...

Jul 23, 2014, 13:00 ET

Consumer Watchdog Calls For Rate Reductions: Allstate, CSAA and Liberty Mutual Overcharging Homeowners Insurance Customers

Consumer Watchdog has petitioned Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to hold public hearings on the excessive rates of three top homeowners insurers...

Jul 22, 2014, 14:57 ET

Google Spends $5 Million Lobbying In 2nd Quarter Leading 15 Tech, Communications Firms, Says Consumer Watchdog

 Google spent $5.03 million on lobbying in the second quarter of 2014, matching a company record and well ahead of spending by 14 other...

Jul 22, 2014, 14:38 ET

Dolores Huerta Endorses Prop 45; Pro-consumer Initiatives Deliver First Positive Ballot in Years, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

Dolores Huerta, the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, and an icon of the...

Jul 21, 2014, 19:27 ET

Consumer Advocate Erin Brockovich Endorses Proposition 46 Campaign To Protect Patient Safety, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

Today environmental activist and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich announced her support for Prop 46, the November ballot initiative that will...

Jul 17, 2014, 12:14 ET

U.S. Senate Health Committee Hearing Today: "More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths A Day Is Too Many"

The U.S. Senate committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions holds a hearing today to investigate patient safety and the estimated 440,000...

Jul 16, 2014, 16:39 ET

Prop 46 Alert: DUI Doc Implicated in Seau Death Undeterred by Medical Board and Legal System, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

A new investigative report by KGTV, the ABC affiliate in San Diego, reported on the California Medical Board's failure to police negligent doctors,...

Jul 14, 2014, 16:35 ET

Consumer Watchdog Campaign: CA Democratic Party Endorses Proposition 45

 This weekend at their Executive Board meeting, the California Democratic Party voted by unanimous consent to endorse Proposition 45 (the...

Jul 10, 2014, 15:43 ET

Congress of California Seniors Endorses Proposition 46 To Protect Patient Safety And Save Lives, says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

The Congress of California Seniors, representing organizations serving hundreds of thousands of Californians, announced its endorsement of...

Jul 09, 2014, 14:19 ET

Consumer Watchdog: Blue Cross Sued for 'Bait & Switch' Misrepresentations of Doctor and Hospital Networks, and Delaying Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Plans

Blue Cross vastly misrepresented the size of its physician and hospital networks and other key health plan contract terms in order to increase...

Jul 02, 2014, 14:09 ET

Policyholders Supporting Prop 45 Detail Health Insurance Price-Gouging, says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

 Policyholders who faced extreme health insurance premium hikes rallied with nurses from the California Nurses Association, Consumer Watchdog,...

Jun 30, 2014, 15:36 ET

Facebook Secret Research On Users' Emotions Is Unethical, Consumer Watchdog Says

 A 2012 secret experiment in which Facebook manipulated users' news feed to see whether certain kinds of content made users happy or sad,...

Jun 16, 2014, 17:11 ET

VICTORY! Blue Cross Blue Shield To End Discrimination Against Federal Employees With HIV/AIDS, Says Consumer Watchdog

Responding to mounting patient complaints, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association ("BCBS") has announced it will soon end its discriminatory HIV...

Jun 13, 2014, 15:34 ET

Court Rejects Industry Challenge To Insurance Rate Review Rules, Says Consumer Watchdog

A sweeping legal assault by Mercury Insurance and various insurance company lobbying groups on rate review regulations...

Jun 10, 2014, 14:38 ET

New Website "YourHealthInsuranceCompanySucksWhen.org" Channels Consumer Horror Stories Conversation

A new website launched this week by Consumer Watchdog, www.YourHealthInsuranceCompanySucksWhen.org, has unleashed an intense conversation by...

Jun 10, 2014, 09:00 ET

Consumer Watchdog Warns DMV Not To Let Google Rush Driverless Car Deployment

Consumer Watchdog today warned the California Department of Motor Vehicles not to succumb to pressure from Google and others with a vested interest...

Jun 05, 2014, 14:02 ET

New Report Exposes Boeing Influence Peddling That Derailed Cleanup of a Partial Nuclear Meltdown Site Near L.A., Says Consumer Watchdog

 A new report released by Consumer Watchdog today documents how Boeing and its influential fixers derailed the cleanup of a partial nuclear...

Jun 03, 2014, 13:21 ET

Consumer Advocates Urge Court to Reject Proposed Hyundai/Kia MPG Class Action Settlement, says Consumer Watchdog

A class action settlement negotiated by Hyundai and Kia following the companies' 2012 admission that they lowballed fuel economy numbers for over a...

May 22, 2014, 12:15 ET

Report: DUI Football Doctor Responsible For Death of Chargers Star Seau? Consumer Watchdog: Revoke License, NFL Players Support Doctor Drug Testing

In response to an investigative report that former Chargers head team physician and known alcohol-abuser Dr. David Chao could be responsible for...

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