Submitted by Carmen Balber on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 09:42
Four years ago, state lawmakers delivered a scathing indictment of the Medical Board of California for failing in its primary mission: patient protection. Physician oversight remains broken four years after that legislative “sunset review” committee threatened to shut down the Medical Board if it did not improve patient protection. Consumer Watchdog testifies at the sunset review hearing today and will call for the Board to be disbanded if it cannot improve.
Submitted by Liza Tucker on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:37
When Jerry Brown came out with his $100 billion wish list of key projects on February 7 in response to Trump’s call for a $1 trillion investment in national infrastructure, his bullet train came before any flood control projects. Of the five flood control projects listed, none had to do with the Oroville Dam.
Submitted by Jamie Court on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:09
The California Nurses Association has been at the forefront of every major change in health care in California over the last three decades – – be it HMO patients' rights or safe staffing levels for patients in California hospitals. Now the nurses see our health care future clearly again.
Submitted by Liza Tucker on Mon, 02/13/2017 - 14:01
Big Oil and Gas may have a tight grip on California, but a popular backlash against the industry and its corrupt relationships in the halls of power could lead to the prying off of its fingers one by one.
Submitted by Carmen Balber on Sun, 02/12/2017 - 17:51
“Hocus pocus.” “Smoke and mirrors.”
These words appeared late Friday afternoon in a published decision of the California Court of Appeal in Sacramento describing the insurance industry’s latest failed attack on the consumer protections of insurance reform Proposition 103.
The Court upheld Prop 103 rules that prevent insurance companies from earning excessive profits and prohibit them from passing on excessive costs – like sports sponsorships – to consumers.