Lifeline Auto Insurance Clears First Hurdle


CA. State Senators Pass $300 Policy Out of Committee

Firms say plan favors L.A. over Bay Area


San Francisco Chronicle

A key Assembly committee yesterday approved a bill creating low-cost insurance programs that insurance companies said will force Bay Area motorists to subsidize Los Angeles drivers.

Aetna Facing Lawsuit


Racketeering Case May Be First Of Kind

Hartford Courant

A California consumer group filed a racketeering lawsuit against Aetna Inc. Monday, saying the nation's largest health insurer routinely makes widespread, false claims about the quality of its medical coverage. The lawsuit, which further heats an alread

Consumer Group Sues Aetna Inc.


San Diego Union-Tribune

Consumer health care advocates opened a new front against HMOs yesterday by joining in a suit against the nation's largest health care provider, Aetna Inc., for racketeering. The lawsuit claims Aetna attracted potential customers by saying it was dedica

Nation’s Largest Managed Care Company Sued Under Racketeering Law


Consumer Group Challenges Aetna For Systemic Fraud

Reaction is mixed over ruling on HMO lawsuit


Houston Chronicle

Consumer advocates are praising and managed care officials are criticizing a federal appeals court's decision allowing a Houston woman to sue an HMO for damages in state court. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans came

Court Allows Suit Against HMO


Associated Press

A federal appeals court has ruled that an HMO may be sued over the quality of health care in a case in Texas, the only state that has a law permitting such claims. However, the ruling does not allow patients to sue because an HMO won't pay for a particu

Clinton Administration Taken To Task For Failing To Break Up HMO Mergers


Patient Rights Group Demands Justice Dept. Halt Aetna-Prudential Deal

Senate Panel OKs Bill on HMO Liability


Measure Would Expand Patients' Ability to Sue - Previous Attempt was Beaten Back by Former Gov. Wilson, Insurers, and Employers

Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO -- A state Senate committee approved a bill Tuesday that would hold health maintenance organizations liable for interfering in the quality of care provided to 14 million Californians. The action dealt a substantial setback to the managed care

Association of 25,000 Small Businesses Supports HMO Liability in CA


Poll Shows 66% of Small Bix Executives Support Right-to-Sue Your HMO Bill