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Seniors decry CalPERS long-term care rate hikes

May 10th, 2013 By CalWatchdog Staff. May 10, 2013 By Dave Roberts If you’re curious what health care insurance might be like when the government takes it over, a preview was provided on Tuesday at an informational hearing of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care. State Capitol Room 127 was packed with seniors angry about the false promises, mismanagement and exorbitant rate increases of the long-term care i...

Politically connected HealthCare Partners sidestepped licensing for 10 years

May 3rd, 2013 By CalWatchdog Staff.   Part One of a series May 3, 2013 By Katy Grimes One of the original pioneers of the Obamacare patient networks, HealthCare Partners, has been operating in California without the required state license. But according to health care experts and a new lawsuit, the California Department of Managed Care has known this, and allowed it for 10 years, saving HealthCare Partners million...

Governors luring away CA jobs

April 30th, 2013 By CalWatchdog Staff. April 30, 2013 By Brian Calle As Gov. Jerry Brown recently traveled to China to promote trade and search for Chinese investment for the state’s controversial high-speed rail project, two other state governors, Bob McDonnell of Virginia and Gary Herbert of Utah, made a joint trip to California to meet with businesses to promote the economic climates of their respective states. When I ...

New energy taxes could bring $6 gas

April 22nd, 2013 By CalWatchdog Staff. April 22, 2013 By Warren Duffy Is gas at more than $4 a gallon in California high enough? Not if David Lipton gets his way. The former member of the Clinton administation now is the deputy director of the International Monetary Fund. He recently urged, “It is time for subsidies to end and carbon taxation to be put in place.” Ending subsidies taken from taxpayers is one thing. But...
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