May 22, 2017
CFC strongly supports SB 562 (Lara), which will ensure every Californian has access to medical care–essentially, Medicare for All. SB 562 would create a true single-payer health program and cost control system. It would eliminate uncontrollable co-pays, high deductibles, and reduce insurance company waste and duplication. Our…
November 26, 2014
“Hospitals in California have reported 6,282 adverse events to the state in the last four fiscal years. They range from ‘death associated with an error,’ to ‘stage 3 or 4 decubitus ulcer,’ or bedsores,” the NBC Bay Area Investigative Team reported. Sacramento ABC affiliate News10’s own investigation…
September 8, 2014
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer held a press conference at the Consumer Federation of California’s San Francisco office last week. She was joined by five mothers with anguished stories of medical malpractice that took the lives of their children – and hopeful news about how voters can help…
September 4, 2014
“Preventable medical errors [are] now the third leading cause of death. Only heart disease and cancer take more lives,” Sen. Barbara Boxer says in a television ad released at a press conference in the Consumer Federation of California’s San Francisco office. Her call for voters to support…
August 25, 2014
Health care patients would no longer be subject to exorbitant third-party credit charges arranged without their full knowledge and informed consent under a Consumer Federation of California-sponsored bill that passed a unanimous state Senate floor vote on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
August 27, 2012
The initiative would require health insurance companies to submit proposed rate increases to the Department of Insurance, which could deny or modify an excessive rate hike.
June 19, 2012
SB 1538 (Simitian) provides a simple notification requirement that ensures that a woman is aware of her breast density so she can make informed decisions about her healthcare.