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California insurance denials rose after public uproar

California insurance denials rose after public uproar

In the weeks following public outcry about claims denials by California's biggest private insurers, the insurance giants continued to deny more than one fourth of all claims for services. That's from new data released today by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee following the announcement that California Attorney General Jerry Brown plans to subpoena financial documents and other records from the insurance companies. More »

CA Seizes Health Reform Initiative—Single-Payer Passes Senate

CA Seizes Health Reform Initiative—Single-Payer Passes Senate

Congress may not have the political courage to move forward with a national health reform agenda...but in California the drive to pass guaranteed healthcare reform is back on track, with the Senate today passing legislation by a 22 to 14 vote to enact Medicare for all, single-payer reforms. More »

Denial of Care Profits: $73 million for CIGNA’s retiring CEO

Denial of Care Profits: $73 million for CIGNA’s retiring CEO

It's hard for most of us to imagine a lifestyle supported by a $73 million retirement bonus. It's even harder to imagine a whole nation's healthcare controlled by those who have benefited so wildly from denying healthcare to those who need it. More »

Nurse Talk Exclusive -Sharon Waite and Melanie Thompson Sutter Modesto Memorial Medical Center RNs

Nurse Talk Exclusive -Sharon Waite and Melanie Thompson Sutter Modesto Memorial Medical Center RNs

On June 26 & 27th Sutter Modesto Memorial Medical Center RN’s will cast their votes for or against joining California Nurses Association. It takes courage to fight for what you think is right. This has been a two year battle for the nurses against a very powerful hospital corporation. If you listen to Melanie and Sharon, you will hear two very sensible, passionate, compassionate nurses who want whats best for their patients, their fellow nurses and their community. More »

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