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Public Records Act Request - Blue Cross/WellPoint Merger Oversight

2005 TNE Chart

PTPN Opposition Antitrust 04-05

PTPN Opposition Statutes 04-05

Letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein

Letter to George W. Bush

Governor Schwarzenegger's Rx Plan

Luntz Memo Language of Lawsuit Abuse Reform

FTCR's Analysis of Florida Amendment 3 on Nov. '04 Ballot
Proposal Would Restrict Rights of Injured Patients
FTCR concludes that Amendment 3 will (1) dramatically interfere with the right of injured patients in Florida to hire a lawyer to protect them; (2) encourage reckless and dangerous conduct by health care providers; (3) not lower the price of medical malpr... more

WellPoint & Anthem Merger Would Allow Company to Remove $650 Million From CA
Give Lip Service to Patient Protections
The secret details of on-going negotiations between state regulators and WellPoint executives in the pending merger between WellPoint Health Networks Inc. and Anthem Inc., made public today by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, are ridden wi... more

Blue Cross of California's March 31, 2004 Filing with DMHC
According to company filings with the state regulators, Blue Cross of California has more than $1 billion in premium funded reserves in jeopardy under the terms of the pending merger between Blue Cross' parent company, WellPoint, and Anthem Inc.... more

Schwarzenegger Administration Called on to Conduct Public Hearings on Wellpoint/Anthem Merger
Citing concerns that a pending buyout of Blue Cross of California's parent company would allow executives to siphon $792 million, in a letter sent today the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights called on the Schwarzenegger administration to delay d... more

Payouts to WellPoint Executives as Part of Anthem WellPoint Merger

CHI Boardmember Contributions to Govermor Scwarzenegger
11 board members of the California Healthcare Institute -- which provided seed money to the industry front group CURES -- have contributed a total of $559,636 to Governor Schwarzenegger.... more

Drug Company Lobbying Expenditures in CA
According to quarterly reports filed with the California Secretary of State, 16 pharmaceutical companies and trade associations spent $1.08 million in lobbying expenses between January 1 and March 30 -- a 25% increase over the same period in 2003.... more

Healthcare Leadership & Management Report

Gov. Davis Missing Milk Carton
Where's the leadership?

Letter to Senator John Burton Re: Universal Health Care for CA


Testimony of Harvey Rosenfield on Medical Malpractice Insurance
Before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health
FTCR President Harvey Rosenfield presents testimony on the success of California Insurance reform, Proposition 103, in restraining medical malpractice insurance premiums and the failure of the state\'s severe malpractice liability caps to reduce rates.... more

"Assessing the Need to Enact Medical Liability Reform"
Congressional Testimony of Harvey Rosenfield (February 27, 2003)
Harvey Rosenfield provided testimony on medical malpractice insurance twice before Congress in 2003. This is the second testimony provided to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health.... more

New Jersey Doctors' Strategy Email #2
Read second email outlining doctors' tactics to divert attention from the real cause of the malpractice "crisis"... more

New Jersey Doctors' Strategy Email #1
Read here internal emails from New Jersey doctors, outlining their strategy to delay and inconvenience patients to win political points and limit their legal liability.... more

How Insurance Reform Lowered Doctors' Medical Malpractice Rates In California
And How Malpractice Caps Failed
This report analyzes and compares the impact of legal restrictions versus insurance regulation on medical malpractice premiums.... more

Solving the Medical Malpractice Crisis
Congressional Testimony of Harvey Rosenfield (February 10, 2003)
Harvey Rosenfield's testimony concerning the impact of liability caps compared with insurance regulation on medical malpractice insurance rates before the the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, in Langhorne,... more

Proposition 103 Requires Medical Malpractice Insurers to Refund Millions to Doctors
California Department of Insurance News Releases
In order to comply with California insurance reform Prop 103, medical malpractice insurers refunded millions to physicians. These file includes some ogf the original press releases announcing the refunds.... more

Proposition 103 Freezes Insurance Rates
News Articles
After the enactment of Proposition 103 California Insurance Commisisoner John Garamendi froze insurance rates. This file includes news articles describing the rate freeze.... more

Medical Malpractice Insurers Agreed to Refunds
Stipulations and Consent Orders Concerning Prop 103 Rollbacks
In 1992 California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi settled rate rollback cases with three of California's largest medical malpractice insurers - Norcal Mutual, SCPIE and The Doctors Co. This document contains the stipulation and consent... more

CA Congressional Delegation Letter to Clinton RE: Med-Mal Caps - 5/25/95

Statement of Former CA Governor Jerry Brown Concerning MICRA - 6/13/93

Testimony of Robert C. Baker American Board of Trial Advocates 6/22/94
Before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Subcomittee on Economic & Commerical Law

California Research Bureau Report On HMO Arbitration

The California Patient Guide: Your Health Care Rights and Remedies

The Private HMO Justice System for Injured California Patients: Is It Fair?
FTCR's downloadble pamphlet about "pre-dispute, binding arbitration" contracts with HMOs.... more

HMO Patient Self-Defense Kit
From Making a Killing by Jamie Court and Francis Smith

Making A Killing
HMOs And The Threat To Your Health

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