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• Consumer Group Says Blue Cross of California $150K Fine for Overcharges is "Not Enough"  more

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California Health Consensus Project-
Patients, nurses, doctors, hospitals and employers discuss solutions to establishing a Universal Health Care system.

Factsheets Patient Stories Press Releases Reports
• Legislation to Legalize Violations of Proposition 103 Faces Court Hearing Wednesday  more

• Romney's Auto Insurance Plan Would Make Mass. System Worse for Consumers  more

  Insurance News Articles

One Insurer Tries to Buy Sacramento
Factsheets Press Releases Reports
• Tips for Consumers Put at Risk By Computer Hackers Who Accessed 40 Million Credit Card Accounts at CardSystems  more

• Prop 64 Ends Animal Cruelty Lawsuit;  more

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NEW BOOK! Corporateering: How Corporate Power Steals Your Personal Freedom And What You Can Do About It
Factsheets Press Releases Reports
• Consumer Advocates Say Chevron-Texaco Acquisition of Unocal Could Be "LNG-Gate" for Schwarzenegger  more

• Shell's Sale of Bakersfield Refinery Is Historic Victory For Motorists;  more

  Energy News Articles

Read HOAX: How Deregulation Let the Power Industry Steal $71 Billion From California
Factsheets Press Releases Reports
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Oaks Organizer Skills
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Protecting Against Billing Abuse: A Consumer Guide

The Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights (FTCR) is a nationally-recognized, California-based, non-profit education and advocacy organization. Our job is to fight to protect your interests every day. We provide people with the facts, not propaganda. We hold the politicians and the special interests accountable when they endanger the public.
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Commentary: Everybody Into the Insurance Pool
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Are you bothered by junk fax ads?
If you get unsolicited advertisements on your fax machine, go to our Junk Fax page and find out about your right to sue for at least $500 per unwanted fax.

-> Warren Beatty Warns Schwarzenegger He Could Be Lunch

-> Filmmaker Robert Greenwald Accepts Rage For Justice Award

->, Nurses & Students Send a Message to the Gov

FTCR joined with nurses, students and teachers to send a message to Governor Schwarzenegger as he held a fundraiser with big industry donors in the state capital. Watch another recent protest video and see the banner plane flying over Arnold's estate.
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FTCR organized two chartered train trips, dubbed the Rx Express, taking seniors and other patients from throughout the West and East Coast to Canada to purchase lower cost prescription drugs.
Click here to read more about the RxExpress.
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Read about the reasons why gas prices are so high.

FTCR investigates how the oil refiners have push up the price of a gallon of gasoline

Visit the Medical Malpractice Insurance Reform Resource page to review reports, testimony, original documents and read real patients' medical malpractice stories, like Steven Olsen's, above. And be sure to review FTCR's recent report comparing the impact of MICRA's malpractice caps and Prop 103 insurance regulation on physicians premiums in California.

FIRE ALERT: How to Make Sure Insurance Companies Pay Fire Claims. This Checklist provides consumers with the basics and links to other state and federal resources for fire victims.

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