Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights Corporateering
  Home | Volunteer | Donate | Subscribe | FTCR Websites | Books | Site Map   
Main Page
Press Releases
In the Media
Factsheets
Reports
Medical Malpractice Stories
HMO Arbitration Abuse Report
Casualty of the Day
 
 OTHER TOPICS
 - Corporate Accountability
 - Insurance
 - Citizen Advocacy
 - The Justice System
 - Billing Errors
 - Energy
 - About FTCR


Read Making a Killing



Consumers for Quality Care Wall Street-driven health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and other for-profit health care corporations are increasingly maximizing profits by limiting care - often putting profits before patients' health.

If you were shocked and appalled by so-called "drive-thru" baby deliveries, then you already know about CQC, which led the nationwide effort to ban the practice. CQC pioneered HMO reform in California with the nation's strongest law, and is continuing it's work for stronger patients' rights nationally and in California.

Politicians, state regulators and health care administrators who should act on a patient's behalf have, too often, turn a blind eye to many abuses because of the cash-clout and political influence of the medical-insurance lobby. Patients are left to fend for themselves when they are least able to.

Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) was established in 1994 to investigate and report publicly on the epidemic of medical malpractice and reckless corporate care-cutting by HMOs. CQC has worked diligently to become a nationally recognized, highly effective consumer watchdog group that:
  1. champions greater accountability for cost-cutting HMOs and dangerous doctors;
  2. preserves and expands the legal rights and remedies of consumers; and
  3. protects high quality health care.
Current projects include:

Finding a consensus for universal health coverage in California.

Working to protect against limits on the rights of innocent patients injured by medical malpractice.

Documenting the abuses of HMOs and educating the public.

Informing the public of patients' current rights.

Being a voice for patients daily.


back to top

©2000-2004 FTCR. All Rights Reserved. Read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy | Contact Us