Sign up for a California ballot measure that will make health insurers publicly justify their rate increases before they take effect.
Insurers want state insurance regulators to endorse a plan to destroy the medical spending rule called the Medical Loss Ratio. It requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 cents of every premium dollar on medical care, not wasteful bureaucracy, executive salaries and excessive profits. Contact your state insurance commissioner today to oppose the insurance industry-sponsored plan to gut a key consumer protection in health reform.
Californians are suffering insurance premium hikes of up to 50% or more a year, plus increases of up to thousands of dollars in copays and deductibles. What can state regulators do about it? Practically nothing. If you are a resident of California, you can change that by telling your CA State Senator to support legislation to get health insurance rates under control.
Do you want online companies looking over your shoulder and tracking your every move online just so they can increase their profits? Consumers have a right to privacy. They should control how their information is gathered and what it is used for.
Blue Shield has announced that it will be raising health insurance rates by up to 59% in California due to "the rising cost of medical care" even though everyone knows medical care costs haven't gone up 59%. We're trying to stop Blue Shield's profiteering. Help us by sending a letter to your state representatives demanding tough legislation for premium regulation in California.
Between 2007 and 2010, Google Maps Street View cars gathered private data from Wi-Fi networks in more than 30 countries around the world. That data included passwords, web browsing histories, and entire emails. We want to know where our data is, who's seen it, and what's going to be done with it. Tell Congress to bring in Google CEO Eric Schmidt to testify.
We've launched a campaign to unmask Koch Industries, largest private company in the United States, a major polluter, and a principle funder of climate change deniers and the tea party. Share our Meet Koch Industries slideshow with your friends on Facebook to help us get the word out.