11 Oct 2010

FTC chair raises “Do Not Track Me” idea; Congressional support grows

Support for Do Not Track Me legislation is growing in Washington with the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission telling ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday that “one of the things we are thinking about is a Do Not Track List.”

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07 Oct 2010

Getting the Benefits Health Reform Promised

70 million Americans who get health insurance through their employer
cannot take their insurance company to court when the insurer doesn’t
provide the benefits it promised, even if the insurer’s decision to
delay or deny life-saving treatment results in an employee’s death.

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29 Sep 2010

Time For Obama To Get Tough On Insurers With Rate Freeze Via Executive Order

Obama’s mad about insurers blaming his health care plan for big rate hikes, but he doesn’t have to take it anymore. He can and should issue an executive order to stop the rate hikes immediately.

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28 Sep 2010

The Beverly Hills Tea Party?

If you think the Tea Party represents real people who are mad as hell about real issues, you might want to know that it just had its first rally under the Beverly Hills sign over the weekend.

I found out about the rally when I showed up for a 10 o’clock news debate and singer Pat Boone was on the other side dressed in his “Beverly Hills Tea Party” sweater. If you want to know what the Tea Party’s really about, listen to Boone croon about the “free market” and “deregulation” like it’s a new idea.

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24 Sep 2010

Insurers Twist Arms in States to Evade Law’s New Curbs

The insurance industry is going directly to the White House in its latest attempt to evade a key portion of the health reform law that would force them to operate more efficiently. But instead of making the argument directly, the industry is speaking through state insurance commissioners that are either friendly to insurance companies or cowed by insurers’ threats to leave a state market.

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23 Sep 2010

Fiorina Joins the Koch-heads. Ka-Ching!

There’s a name that’s becoming as ubiquitous in dirty oil politics as Coke cans are in greasy spoons. And it’s pronounced like the soft drink, but spelled Koch. Koch-heads now on the radar include Carly Fiorina, the Tea Party and Proposition 23.

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21 Sep 2010

Big Oil Behind The Tea

When Californians angry about oil companies’ attempt to repeal the state’s greenhouse gas emission cap went to confront the oil refiner behind Prop 23’s power play, they found the Tea Party in their way.

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21 Sep 2010

Big Oil Behind The Tea

When Californians angry about oil companies’ attempt to repeal the state’s greenhouse gas emission cap went to confront the oil refiner behind Prop 23’s power play, they found the Tea Party in their way.

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15 Sep 2010

Mad as Hell, But Don’t Want to Join The Tea Party?

The Tea Party is on a roll with its upset Senate primary victory in Delaware. If the rest of us don’t start raising hell, the Tea Party will have us living it.

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14 Sep 2010

To Obama: Use Regulatory Measures If You Don’t Want Health Insurers To Play Politics With Lives

PRESS RELEASE:

The California consumer group that pioneered the nation’s toughest property casualty insurance regulation called on President Obama today to use his federal regulatory authority and state ballot measure processes to stop health insurers from arbitrarily raising rates on Americans.

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