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Nov 05, 2014, 01:36 ET Statement by Bob Pack, Author of Proposition 46

This news release is being distributed by Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Bob Pack, the author of Proposition 46 who lost his two children Troy and Alana ...


Nov 04, 2014, 06:40 ET CA TV Stations Take $100 Million From Insurance Companies Against Props 45 & 46 But Some Did Not Cover Measures, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

TV stations in a dozen California markets skipped coverage of consumer friendly Propositions 45 and 46, despite the fact that $100 million from...


Nov 03, 2014, 06:09 ET Insurance Companies Spend More Than $100 Million Against Prop 45 and 46 Consumer Protections; Public Warned Of Deceptive Mailers and Advertising, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

Consumer Watchdog today warned voters that insurance companies had spent more than $100 million on deceptive advertising opposing pro-consumer...


Oct 31, 2014, 04:24 ET Doctors That Harm: The Real Stories Insurance Companies Against Prop 46 Don't Want You To Know, Part 10 of Consumer Watchdog Campaign Series

Dr. Bergstrom was arrested based on a report of sexual assault after a night of drinking. During the trial, the prosecution produced an audiotape...


Oct 30, 2014, 06:55 ET Final Yes on 46 TV Ad, "Need A Drink?" Dramatizes Risks To Patient Safety When Doctors Are Not Drug & Alcohol Tested, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

Consumer advocates and victims of medical negligence released a new Yes on 46 TV ad today featuring a sweating, shaky surgeon who runs out of the...


Oct 30, 2014, 03:26 ET Yes On 45 Supporters Deliver Steer Manure to Health Insurance CEOs at Nob Hill Gala to Return Some of the BS Companies Are Dishing Out to Voters on Prop 45, Says Consumer Watchdog

Consumer Watchdog, the California Nurses Association and supporters of Yes on Proposition 45 delivered a truckload of steer manure to health...


Oct 29, 2014, 06:08 ET Barbara Boxer's Yes on Prop 46 TV Ad Earns "A-" From Civility Project; No Campaign Ad Called Out For Hypocrisy, Gets "C," Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

Today the Civility Project, an organization that evaluates political advertisements, awarded the Yes on 46 campaign an A- for its ad featuring Sen....


Oct 28, 2014, 06:00 ET Doctors That Harm: The Real Stories Insurance Companies Against Prop 46 Don't Want You To Know, Part 9 of Consumer Watchdog Campaign Series

In 2008, Dr. Hoffmann was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. She was pulled over and a test showed her blood alcohol level was at .10%, over ...


Oct 28, 2014, 05:04 ET Yes on 45: La Opinion Adds Endorsement of Prop 45 to Long List of Small Newspapers Standing Up for the Little Guy, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

Spanish language newspaper La Opinion endorsed Prop 45 over the weekend joining more than a dozen other newspapers supporting Yes on 45 on behalf of...


Oct 28, 2014, 03:21 ET Price-gouged Policyholders & Consumer Advocates Decry Menacing Anti-Prop 45 Mailers Showing Gov't "Playing Doctor" with Hospital Gowns, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

Consumer Watchdog, Consumer Federation of California, the California Nurses Association and price-gouged policyholders condemned menacing health...


Oct 27, 2014, 02:19 ET Yes On Prop 45 Advertising Begins, Warns of Health Insurance Companies Spending $57 Million To Stop California From Reining In Excessive Rates

Consumer Watchdog Campaign today announced that advertising has begun for Yes on Proposition 45, which would give the elected insurance commissioner...


Oct 24, 2014, 03:31 ET Doctors That Harm: The Real Stories Insurance Companies Against Prop 46 Don't Want You To Know, Part 8 of Consumer Watchdog Campaign Series

In 2008, two of Dr. Gurney's employees reported that he was ordering large quantities of multiple controlled substances, on a regular basis, that...


Oct 23, 2014, 02:28 ET Policyholders, Prop 45 Advocates And Nurses Deliver Manure To Blue Shield To Return Some of the B.S. In Insurance Industry's Ad Campaign Against Prop 45 - Spending Reaches $57 Million, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

Health insurance policyholders joined with bedside nurses from the California Nurses Association and consumer advocates supporting Proposition 45,...


Oct 22, 2014, 04:17 ET Small Businessman Speaks Out About Anthem Blue Cross' Unreasonable Rate Hike; Only Prop 45 Could Stop Increase, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

The Department of Insurance today declared Anthem Blue Cross's 9.8% rate increase on small business "unreasonable," but has no power to stop the...


Oct 22, 2014, 02:22 ET Doctors That Harm: The Real Stories Insurance Companies Against Prop 46 Don't Want You To Know, Part 7 of Consumer Watchdog Campaign Series

In 2007, Dr. Goldenberg was first found to be high while on duty. A nurse heard him slurring his words and saying inappropriate things. Dr....


Oct 21, 2014, 04:29 ET Senator Boxer Joins Victims of Medical Negligence To Support Prop 46: New Spanish Yes on 46 TV Ad Released, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer stood with victims of medical negligence and families who lost their children to preventable medical error yesterday and...


Oct 21, 2014, 01:50 ET Doctors That Harm: The Real Stories Insurance Companies Against Prop 46 Don't Want You To Know, Part 6 of Consumer Watchdog Campaign Series

Based on complaints that Dr. Candelaria was providing anesthesia in her husband's office without the requisite training, the Medical Board opened an...


Oct 20, 2014, 08:23 ET Senator Boxer Joins Victims of Medical Negligence and Families Who Lost Children To Negligence To Call For Voters' Support For Prop 46, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

Today U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer stood with victims of medical negligence and families who lost their children to preventable medical error and...


Oct 20, 2014, 02:17 ET Health Insurance Companies Now Spending $55 Million Vs. Prop 45, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

On Saturday, the three big health insurance companies that control California's health insurance market gave another $12 million to their campaign to ...


Oct 17, 2014, 06:00 ET Fresno Bee Endorses Yes On Prop 45, Says: Ballot Initiative Will Rein In Health Insurance Premiums, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

The Fresno Bee has endorsed Proposition 45 saying it will rein in health insurance rates and noting "powerful forces are opposed" to the ballot...


Oct 17, 2014, 02:36 ET Victim Of Negligence At Hands Of A Drunk Doctor, A Physician and Consumer Advocates Release New Yes on 46 TV Ad, "On Call"

A victim of medical negligence at the hands of an Orange County doctor with a history of alcohol abuse, a physician and consumer advocates unveiled a ...


Oct 15, 2014, 07:06 ET Doctors That Harm: The Real Stories Insurance Companies Against Prop 46 Don't Want You To Know, Part 4 of Consumer Watchdog Campaign Series

In January 1990, Dr. Chiarottino's license was placed on five years probation when the Medical Board found that he had falsely and dishonestly...


Oct 14, 2014, 06:23 ET Doctors That Harm: The Real Stories Insurance Companies Against Prop 46 Don't Want You To Know, Part 3 of Consumer Watchdog Campaign Series

As reported earlier this week by the Orange County Register, last Friday, October 10, 2014, the Medical Board revoked the license of Dr. Jan Adams, a ...


Oct 14, 2014, 02:59 ET Policyholders, Prop 45 Advocates, And Nurses Deliver Manure To Blue Shield To Return Some of the B.S. Company Is Spreading In TV Ads Against Prop 45, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

Blue Shield policyholders joined with bedside nurses from the California Nurses Association, consumer advocates and other supporters of Proposition...


Oct 13, 2014, 04:11 ET Doctors That Harm: The Real Stories Insurance Companies Against Prop 46 Don't Want You To Know, From Consumer Watchdog Campaign Series

Records show that Dr. Kuemmerle, a methamphetamine addict, was the most prolific prescriber of Adderall and the second-highest prescriber of...