• Posts Tagged ‘health insurance’

  • Lawmakers bid to close loopholes on malfunctioning med devices Wednesday, February 8, 2012 � by eric

    More than 90 percent of medical devices do not require proof that they have been clinically tested and found to be safe and effective prior to being cleared by the FDA for distribution or sale.

  • Corporate interests win: Salas concedes to Vargas Thursday, July 22, 2010 � by scott

    Mary Salas concedes race to Juan Vargas in California Senate District 40 primary, a win for the insurance industry and other corporate interests that heavily invested in Vargas’s campaign.

  • Legislative panel supports radiation protection Wednesday, June 30, 2010 � by eric

    An Assembly committee approves Padilla measure on a bipartisan vote, but lobbyists for hospitals and radiologists warn that provisions could put scare in patients who can be helped.

  • California’s Tort Wars: Election Day by the numbers Friday, June 11, 2010 � by eric

    Tort-war front groups for big oil, insurance and tobacco get walloped on election day.

  • Largest U.S. health insurer sees profit rise 51% Friday, April 30, 2010 � by jg

    Bloomberg BusinessWeek: WellPoint reported its profit increased 51% in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, while the percentage of premiums that was spent on medical care went down.

  • Anthem drops rate-hike request that drew outrage Friday, April 30, 2010 � by scott

    Anthem Blue Cross, confronted with a report concluding its math skills were off, withdraws its controversial rate hike-request.

  • Tort reform: Just an effort to shift responsibility Wednesday, April 7, 2010 � by scott

    Jim Marcinkowski, a lawyer and former congressional candidate in Michigan, argues that corporate and medical proponents of tort reform are really just trying to shift responsibility for their business actions to the consumers, or to government.