California’s Insurance Premium Regulation Bill Stalled

By: Thursday September 1, 2011 8:13 am

The California bill, AB 52, which would have given state regulators the power to reject excessive health insurance premium increases, narrowly cleared the State Assembly and won approval in two critical Senate Committees earlier this year. But yesterday it was pulled from consideration because it didn’t have the votes to pass the full Senate. From [...]

California Group Looking to Put Public Option on the Ballot

By: Thursday August 25, 2011 10:28 am

The California based organization, Consumer Watchdog, is looking to put a measure on the 2012 November ballot in California that would create a public health insurance option in the state and provide state regulators more control of premiums. From the San Francisco Chronicle: As Republicans try to make President Obama’s landmark health care law a [...]

John McCain’s Media Image

By: Thursday May 22, 2008 5:57 am

Will questions raised about McCain’s reputation–as well as whether it is based on anything resembling reality–pierce the veil of protection many in the media (although certainly not all) have offered him?From Joe Garofoli in The San Francisco Chronicle (fyi I was interviewed for this piece):(05-21) 19:05 PDT — A small knot of counterdemonstrators will greet Sen.