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Insurers Spending Cash, Spreading Fear In High-Stakes California Showdown

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As I predicted two months ago, California voters have been bombarded by a group with a consumer-friendly name warning that a vote for a ballot initiative tomorrow would allow "one politician" to "interfere" with their health care treatment options.

Other States Should Follow California's Lead in Providing Health Plan Ratings

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Regardless of where you live, you should check out those rankings before selecting your insurance carrier for 2015. You'll find that, just as in California, the nonprofits lead the pack and the for-profits are eating their dust.

Insurers Using Familiar Playbook to Protect Profits in California

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

For the next two months, Californians will to be subjected to a barrage of TV, radio and online ads, which, ironically, they unknowingly will be paying for with their health insurance premiums.

Why No One Should Lose Sleep Because Big Insurers Are Taking a Pass on Exchanges

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Some critics of the reform law are suggesting that if the big companies aren't willing to sell policies on all the exchanges, Obamacare is somehow fatally flawed. But I think we'll all be just as well off if the big companies stay out of the individual and small group market.

Health Insurer Makes Bizarrely Altruistic Move

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business

Customers are used to receiving health care bills, but some lucky policyholders will actually be getting money back from one health insurer. Blue ...

1 in 6 U.S. Students Age 12 Are Victims Of Dating Violence

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

By Cynthia Johnston March 29 (Reuters) - U.S. middle School students age 12 have experienced alarming rates of physical violence at th...

Blue Shield of Calif. To Return $167 million To Policy Holders

AP | TOM MURPHY | Posted 08.07.2011 | Los Angeles

One of California's biggest health insurers will cap its earnings and credit some policyholders if it exceeds the limit as part of an emphasis on poli...