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Dec 06, 2008   
Consumer Watchdog Praises Insurance Commissioner Poizner for Health Insurance "Rescission" Rules, Pans Schwarzenegger Administration for Failure to Regulate HMO
Without Parallel Rules In Department Of Managed Health Care, Insurers Can "Discriminate ... On the Basis of Which Agency Regulates" the Policy.
Dec 10, 2007   
Arnold Betrays Patients As Veto Trashes His State-of-State Pledge
Dec 09, 2007   
Patients Whose Health Coverage Was Retroactively Cancelled When They Got Sick Urge Governor to Keep His 'State of State' Promise to Protect Innocent Patients
Dec 05, 2007   
New Rules Place Politicians' California Travel Under Scrutiny
State Ethics Board Increases Disclosure Required for Trips Paid for By Campaign Donors
Dec 05, 2007   
Schwarzenegger Administration Should Reject Phony Emergency Declared by Insurance Commissioner Poizner to Help Insurers
Consumer Advocates Call On Office of Administrative Law To Resist Politics, Protect Public
Dec 04, 2007   
Consumer Advocates Call for Governor To Make Good on His Promise to Protect Patients From Illegal Cancellations of Health Insurance
Health Care Regulators Accused in Hearing of "Glacial Pace" In Stopping Post-Claim Rescissions, Failing to Restore Coverage to Victims
Dec 02, 2007   
Gov. Schwarzenegger Must Follow Through on Call to Ban Blue Cross From Using Doctors as Double-Agents to Dump Sick Patients
Dec 01, 2007   
Schwarzenegger Insurance Tax Unfair to Homeowners, Lets Insurers Off the Hook;
Insurance Interests Have Donated $3.8 Million To Schwarzenegger's Political Funds, Would Reap Benefit of Plan
Oct 31, 2006   
Governor's Mandatory Purchase of Private Health Insurance Doesn't Add Up for the Middle-Class
Dec 10, 2006   
Governor's Office Ducks Testimony About $17 Million Deal With Schwarzenegger Donor General Motors;
State Audit, Subpoenas Called For If Gov Won't Come Clean
Dec 09, 2006   
"Mandatory Purchase" Health Insurance Proposed by Governor Schwarzenegger & Senator Clinton Would Force 13 Million Californians to Buy Unaffordable Coverage
Dec 07, 2006   
Audit Needed to Probe Contracts to Schwarzenegger Backers;
General Motors Won Exclusive Deal After Gift to Gov
Dec 07, 2006   
Public Records Reveal Energy Industry-Funded European Junket Emphasized Emissions Cap & Trade Programs to Gov's Greenhouse Gas Regulators
Dec 05, 2006   
Group Demands that Gov. Schwarzenegger Return $100,000 from Chevron;
Donation Made As State Is Gripped by Gasoline Crisis That Benefits Chevron
Dec 05, 2006   
Schwarzenegger Address to AARP Today Is False Advertising;
Gov's Plan Makes Early Retirement Unlikely, Raises Costs for Retirees
Dec 05, 2006   
Schwarzenegger Pulls In Over $500,000 Before High-Priced Fundraiser At Brentwood Home;
$25K from State Farm Departs from Company's Prior Refusal to Donate to Politicians
Dec 03, 2006   
Schwarzenegger Must Veto $90 Mil Extra Election As Taxpayer Boondoggle;
Early Presidential Primary Should Be Paired With State Races Says FTCR
Dec 02, 2006   
Medical Costs See Biggest Increase in More Than 15 Years As Policymakers Consider Requiring Californians to Buy Health Insurance
Dec 02, 2006   
Schwarzenegger, Núñez & Perata Must Guarantee Price & Quality of Health Coverage Before Requiring Californians to Buy
Dec 02, 2006   
Term Limits Initiative Targeted At $90 Mil. Extra '08 Election
Dec 02, 2006   
Politicians Approve Extra Election at $90 Mil Taxpayer Cost;
Bill Tied to Deal Extending Term Limits for Lawmakers, Governor
Dec 01, 2006   
Gov's Health Plan Must Provide New Rules Limiting Insurer Waste To Ensure Affordability;
Rate Reviews That Saved Homeowners Nearly $500 Million in Recent Weeks Should Apply Equally to Health Insurance, Group Says
Dec 01, 2006   
Schwarzenegger Health Plan's Success Depends On Whether Average Californians Can Afford It;
Insurer Reforms Must Be Strengthened, Not Watered Down, Says Group
Dec 01, 2006   
Internal Documents Show Insurers Won't Sell Health Policies to Cops, Firefighters, Expectant Dads, Allergy & Acne Sufferers, etc.;
Schwarzenegger, Himself Uninsurable, Should Force CA Insurers To Sell To All Patients
Dec 01, 2006   
Governor, Legislators Should Heed California Voters Who See Drug & Insurance Profits Driving Rise in Health Costs;
Poll Results Closely Track Group's Recommendations to Curb Insurers' Wasteful Practices
Nov 02, 2005   
State HMO Regulator Agrees to New Rules & Hearings on Illegal Policy Cancellations;
FTCR Says New Rules Are Good News for Patients
Nov 02, 2005   
Documents Reveal Details of Corporate-Funded Luxury Junket for Top State Officials, Spouses And Lobbyists;
Chevron Hosts Day of Meetings for Gov's Chief of Staff, Assembly Speaker and Others On "Rascals In Paradise" Tour of South America
Nov 02, 2005   
Schwarzenegger Must Dismiss Cabinet Secretary Whose 2002 Memo Attacks Civil Servants, Group Says;
Recently Promoted Former Insurance Lobbyist Dunmoyer Will Hurt Governor's Bipartisan Push
Nov 02, 2005   
Schwarzenegger Personnel Moves Indicate Deeper Influence of Insurance, Big Business Interests in Governor's Office;
Governor's Top Staff Includes Many With Ties to Insurance Industry and Opponents of Healthcare Reform
Nov 01, 2005   
Consumer Advocates Call on HMO Regulator to Release Records In Wake of Allegations that the Schwarzenegger Administration Pre-approved Merger of Top Contributor
Nov 01, 2005   
Schwarzenegger Prejudged HMO Merger Before Hearings, Received $105K from PacifiCare;
Consumer Group Calls for State Auditor to Investigate Anti-Consumer Merger and $445 Million Exec Payout
Dec 10, 2005   
Schwarzenegger Veto Allows Utility, Phone Regulators to Hold Stock in Companies They Oversee
Dec 10, 2005   
Schwarzenegger Signs Pay-TV Deregulation Bill Devoid Of Consumer Protections As Telecom Money Greases Bipartisan Support
Dec 08, 2005   
CA Report Shows Gas Prices Driven By Unplanned Outages;
Consumer Group Declares A Repeat of Energy Crisis & Says Schwarzenegger Should Not Be Soft On Refiners
Dec 08, 2005   
Gov Candidates Asked to Stand Up for Clean Politics;
Angelides & Schwarzenegger Called On to Support Prop 89
Dec 08, 2005   
Schwarzenegger's Health Care Summit Ignores Key to Affordability: Crackdown On Health Insurer Overhead and Drug Company Profits
Dec 07, 2005   
"Air Force 89" Protest Plane Buzzes Schwarzenegger Fundraiser After Gov Speaks Out Against Public Financing of Elections;
Prop 89 Cleans Up Corruption of Money In Politics
Dec 06, 2005   
Schwarzenegger's Drug Money Tops $1 million
Dec 06, 2005   
Consumer Group Applauds Atty. Gen.'s Broader Gouging Law, Urges Swift Approval in Legislature
Dec 05, 2005   
FTCR To Atty. Gen. Lockyer: New Data Shows Artificial Reduction In Gasoline Supply That Oil Execs Need To Answer For
Dec 05, 2005   
Chevron: Record Profits Come on the Backs of California Motorists;
Pain at the Pump Also Bankrolls Anti-Consumer Ballot Effort
Dec 04, 2005   
FTCR Petitions Garamendi & Schwarzenegger to End Illegal Blue Cross "Retro-Active" Insurance Denials, Make Public Secret Documents
Court Cases Filed In Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
Dec 03, 2005   
FTCR: Sen. McCain Should Bow Out of Schwarzenegger's Beverly Hills Fund-Raiser On Moral Grounds
Dec 02, 2005   
Task Force Strengthens Voter-Approved Ethics Protections;
Pasadena Anti-Corruption Law Model For California Cities
Dec 01, 2005   
Consumer Advocates Say Schwarzenegger's Appeal to Bush to Lift Drug Importation Ban is Meaningless;
California Bulk Purchasing is the Solution
Nov 01, 2004   
FTCR's Statement on Californians' Rejection of Schwarzenegger's Measures and His Extra Election
Dec 08, 2004   
Schwarzenegger's Rolling Stones Fundraiser Violates Massachusetts Ticket Scalping Law
Local Consumers Can't Pay $10-$100k for Sold-Out Show, Ask to Pay Face Value
Dec 07, 2004   
FTCR Calls on Legislature to Investigate Schwarzenegger's Financial Holdings
Gov Acted On Business Partners' Behalf On At Least 10 Bills
Dec 07, 2004   
FTCR Calls Upon Legislative Leader To Subpoena Schwarzenegger's Tax Returns & Private Business Contracts
Dec 06, 2004   
Taxpayer Advocate Condemns Governor's $80 Million Special Election
Legislature Should Ban Governor From Calling Extra Elections for Personal Gain
Dec 06, 2004   
Schwarzenegger's HMO Regulator Considers Giving Industry Group Authority to Conduct Audits
Dec 06, 2004   
College Student Asks Gov Why He's "Too Chicken" to Commit to Graduation Speech
Dec 06, 2004   
Governor Schwarzenegger Sells Junk Food In Political Ads for Corporate Donors
Consumer Group Calls For Ads' Removal, Gov. To Re-Pay State
Dec 04, 2004   
Taxpayers to Arnold: Call Off The Extra Election
Governor's Nov. Election Plan Is $70 Million Campaign Finance Dodge
Dec 04, 2004   
Schwarzenegger Donors' Fraud Could Cost California Taxpayers $400 Million
AIG's Stock Decline in Wake of Investigation Hits State Retirement Systems Hard
Dec 03, 2004   
Group Unveils Schwarzenegger's Century Plaza Hotel "Cash Syndicate" of Big Industry Executives
Gov Will Attend Fundraiser Hosted by Syndicate Later Today
Dec 03, 2004   
Schwarzenegger Conceals Taxpayer Cost of Security Detail
Public Records Act Request Denied By Gov, CHP
Dec 03, 2004   
Warren Beatty Warns Schwarzenegger He Could Be Lunch
Dec 03, 2004   
CHP Denies Public Records Act Request To Disclose Cost To Taxpayers Of Schwarzenegger's Security
Dec 03, 2004   
Gov. Should Pay Legal Costs in Nurses Lawsuit & Travel Expenses for Money-Making Venture
Dec 03, 2004   
FTCR to Schwarzenegger: Fire Wilson
Japan Trip Reveals Insurmountable Conflicts of Interest
Dec 03, 2004   
Don't Sign: Stop the Poll Tax
Dec 03, 2004   
Schwarzenegger Called "Bad Actor" For Cash Register Politics in Skies Over Oscars
Dec 02, 2004   
Questions About Schwarzenegger's Common Cause with Common Cause
Dec 02, 2004   
FTCR to Schwarzenegger: Special Election Is A Campaign Finance Dodge – Call It Off
Dec 02, 2004   
Air Arnold: New Message for the Governor In the Skies Above the Capitol During Gov's Fundraiser
Dec 02, 2004   
Schwarzenegger Kills Consumer Protections Against Cell Phone Abuses
Nov 02, 2003   
Remarks of Harvey Rosenfield to California Nurses
California State Capitol - December 1, 2004
Nov 01, 2003   
Schwarzenegger Called On to Protect 9 out of 10 Blue Cross Patients Who Will Pay $4 Billion Cost of WellPoint/Anthem Merger
Gov Received $140K From HMOs and Executives
Dec 10, 2003   
Big "A" Catching Up To Dubya In Drug Money;
No Other Pol Raising As Much As Arnold
Dec 08, 2003   
Senate Should Place Restrictions on Schwarzenegger Appointee Who Was An Insurance Lobbyist, Group Says
Special Interest Background Compromises Nominee's Neutrality on Insurance Issues at Office of Administrative Law
Dec 08, 2003   
Consumer Groups Oppose Department of Consumer Affairs Nominee
Anti-Consumer Record Makes Former Assembly Member Zettel Ill-Suited to Lead Consumer Protection Agency
Dec 08, 2003   
Schwarzenegger's Secrecy Assailed, Records Demanded
Consumer Group Calls for Opening Up of "California Performance Review" Process
Dec 07, 2003   
Schwarzenegger Folds to Special Interests, OKs WellPoint/Anthem Merger; Garamendi Says "No" on Patients' Behalf
Dec 07, 2003   
Patients Hold Pork Roast & Testify at Public Hearing Criticizing CEO Slated to Receive $235.2 Million in Anthem/WellPoint Merger
Dec 06, 2003   
Schwarzenegger Administration Folds to Public Pressure, Schedules Hearing
Still Refuses to Release Details of Wellpoint/Anthem Merger
Dec 06, 2003   
Schwarzenegger's Punitive Damage Proposal Called Red Herring;
Consumer Activist Calls For Taxing Convicted Wrongdoers' Payouts To Fill Budget Hole
Dec 06, 2003   
Gov. Schwarzenegger Supporters Control Rx Group Fighting to Block Drug Reform;
FTCR Calls on Gov. to Return Campaign Contributions
Dec 06, 2003   
IRS Should Investigate Schwarzenegger Political Committee As Tax & Disclosure Dodge
Gov's Group Promotes His Political Fortunes, Not Public Good, Complaint Says
Dec 06, 2003   
Drug Companies Increase Lobbying by 25%, Contribute Heavily to Schwarzenegger as Legislature Debates Reform
Dec 04, 2003   
"Collectinator" Called On to Release Records Of $1.34 Billion in Uncollected Drug Rebates
FTCR submitted a Public Records Act Request for all state documents pertaining to the drug rebate program
Dec 04, 2003   
New Analysis of 46 States and D.C. Shows California Far Below Average in Collecting Drug Rebates
"Collectinator" Failed To Collect Up To $1.3 Billion Dollars Owed By Pharmaceutical Companies – Worst in U.S.
Dec 02, 2003   
FPPC Should Investigate Schwarzenegger's Initiative Advertisements & $2 Million Transfer, Group Says
Advertisements Fail to Disclose True Source of Funding
Dec 02, 2003   
Schwarzenegger Should Cancel Half Million $ Fundraiser Due to $1.3 Billion Conflict with Pharmaceutical Industry
Dec 02, 2003   
FTCR Calls On Schwarzenegger To Make Consumer Protection Week Real
Gov should unfreeze rules and regs his Admin has shelved, set his first meetings with consumer groups and stand up to special interest donors
Dec 01, 2003   
Web Log to Chart Universal Health Care Debate -- Will Schwarzenegger and the Legislature Ever Get to Cost Controls?
FTCR to track legislature's actions on health care reform
Nov 02, 2002   
Schwarzenegger Donors Link Contributions, Budget Cuts
Group Calls on Governor to Return $, Ban Fundraising During Budget Season
Nov 01, 2002   
Schwarzenegger Freeze On All Pending Regulations Helps Special Interests Roll Back Environmental and Consumer Protection Laws
FTCR Calls Freeze "Special Interest Coup d' Etat"
Nov 01, 2002 & Billboard Unveiled To Watch Hidden Hand Of Special Interests In Administration
Group to hold Governor accountable
Nov 01, 2002   
Schwarzenegger Names Chamber of Commerce Lobbyist As Top Legislative Advisor
Oct 31, 2002   
Schwarzenegger Appoints HMO Lobbyist To Cabinet
Oct 31, 2002   
Gov.-elect Schwarzenegger Should Come Clean About Ken Lay Meeting Or Face Inquiry, Group Says
Energy Deregulation Agenda Criticized
Oct 31, 2002   
Letter to Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger. Health care reform– special interest or public interest?
Oct 31, 2002   
Opponents File Referendum to Overturn SB 2; Consumer Advocate Calls on Gov. Schwarzenegger to Support the Law and A Plan to Control Costs
Oct 31, 2002   
Enron E-mails Confirm Schwarzenegger-Ken Lay Meeting
Oct 31, 2001   
10 Questions Senators Should Ask Ken Lay Even If He Takes the 5th
Dec 04, 2000   
Consumer Group Goes To Court To Terminate Schwarzenegger Restaurant Fax Assault
Launches Campaign to Combat "Junk Faxes"
Nov 30, 1999   
Schwarzenegger Gives Thanksgiving Gift To HMO That Is His 30th Largest Donor

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