Navigation Links
Uninsured Massachusetts Consumer Who Cannot Afford Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance Flies 3,000 Miles to Speak Out; Is Thrown Out Of Capitol By Speaker Nunez
Date:1/16/2008

Consumer Advocates Reported For Misdemeanors in Clear Case of Selective Enforcement

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Fabian Nunez directed the California Highway Patrol to prevent an uninsured patient who traveled 3,000 miles to speak out against mandatory insurance from telling his story in the Capitol rotunda Wednesday.

The Massachusetts consumer, Ron Norton, cannot afford to buy health insurance under his home-state law requiring all residents to purchase private insurance policies or face financial penalties. He flew out for a hearing that was cancelled, then was prevented by Nunez from speaking inside the Capitol to press and forced to speak in the 38 degree weather outside. Consumer advocates accompanying Norton, and releasing poll results critical of Nunez's mandatory health purchase plan, were told they were being reported for a misdemeanor for talking to the press inside the Capitol, though it is a common practice by lobbyists, and though they complied with the California Highway Patrol's order to leave the building.

CHP officers said they had been notified of the news conference and directed to act by the Speaker's office.

"Speaker Nunez obviously thinks so little of the uninsured that he is willing to throw them out in the cold rather than have their voices heard in the Capitol," said consumer advocate Jerry Flanagan, who was cited with the misdemeanor. "Being ejected from the Capitol for speaking out about the problems with health care is emblematic of a debate that has occurred behind closed doors with campaign contributors. When it's a crime for the uninsured to speak out in the Capitol about health care, it's a sorry sign of a leadership afraid of any criticism."

Read the new poll from consumer advocates http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/resources/hcpoll.pdf

ABX1 1, backed by Governor
'/>"/>

SOURCE Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Internet Comes to Rescue of 14 Million Uninsured in U.S.; Providing Access to Gov. Health Programs Theyre Not Aware of
2. Virginia Cares Uninsured Program (VCUP) Announces Early Successes in Helping Uninsured Virginians Access Quality Healthcare
3. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Helping Uninsured Americans Achieve New Years Resolutions to be Healthier
4. Uninsured Benefit Once They Are Covered by Medicare
5. Health improves for previously uninsured adults after receiving Medicare coverage
6. Uninsured More Likely to Die From Cancer Following Diagnosis
7. Leading National Patient Advocacy Group Commends Insurance Industrys Recognition, Focus on Growing National Problem of Uninsured and Underinsured Americans
8. HHS Approves Medicaid Waiver to Create New Indiana Health Plan for Uninsured Hoosiers
9. Health Care Choice Act of 2007 Frees Health Insurance Hostages & Decreases Uninsured
10. Independence Blue Cross Gives Grants to Support Health Care for the Uninsured
11. Governor Rendell Says Funds Are Within Reach to Cover the Uninsured, Continue Mcare Abatement Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... Acne is a common problem millions of American cope ... than a daily nuisance, for some, it can have a crippling ... even lead to dramatic mood swings and depression. , Those ... up their skin. In some cases, that can make the problem ... error, those on a quest for clearer skin can now view ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... New York, New York (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... and other incretin mimetic claims continue to move forward ... a statement issued by AstraZeneca PLC on July 31, ... have been named in 409 product liability claims that ... cancer. Court documents indicate that many of these claims ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, ... on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around ... Less-educated patients and patients who had used narcotic painkillers ... said study lead author Dr. Brent Morris, a shoulder and ... suggests that doctors aren,t talking to one another about the ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 30, 2014 "My wife suffered neck, ... car accident," said one of two inventors from Bethel, ... her shoulder and neck area. She tried other pillows ... and pressure, assisting in comfort and providing extra sleep." ... CRADLE to support the head, neck and back comfortably. ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... August 30, 2014 "My niece developed ... that, at any moment, her fever might get worse," ... keep me well aware of how she was doing, ... TEMP ALARM to continuously monitor a child's temperature. The ... fever. This ensures that prompt medical care can be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Acne Treatment Reviews Added to Popular Treatment Website 2Health News:Byetta Lawsuits Move Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Settlements in More than 80 Cases 2Health News:Byetta Lawsuits Move Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Settlements in More than 80 Cases 3Health News:'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds 2Health News:'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds 3
... , , , ... (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a ... systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs ... (FDA) cleared the Company,s 510K application for the MammoSite((R)) ML ...
... , NEW YORK, Sept. 5 Reporter Jim ... 5, 2009) Mr. Rutenberg accused me of making false statements, but ... statements are true. Mr. Rutenberg is the one writing falsehoods. ... are not what,s needed. The focus should be on the health ...
... ... of Hissey Kientz, LLP is warning consumers to immediately stop ... prior to a colonoscopy. In December 2008 the Food and Drug Administration ... the FDA’s warnings about the dangers of Phospho-soda and Fleet’s recall of ...
... ... winners of the 2009 research grants. This year,s grantees will explore such important ... opioids enhance migraine pain. , ... (PRWEB) September 5, 2009 -- The Migraine Research Foundation (MRF), the only ...
... WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 The California Nurses ... of Medicine for recommending strong patient safety protections for ... ongoing H1N1/swine flu pandemic--and calls on the Centers for ... , "America,s registered nurses have significant ...
... dual parents for child,s success , SATURDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay ... one- or two-parent household -- may help a child succeed ... findings, by an Ohio State University professor, challenge the conventional ... single parent marrying or moving in with a partner may ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:FDA Clears Hologic's MammoSite(R) ML Radiation Therapy System for the Treatment of Early-Stage Breast Cancer 2Health News:FDA Clears Hologic's MammoSite(R) ML Radiation Therapy System for the Treatment of Early-Stage Breast Cancer 3Health News:FDA Clears Hologic's MammoSite(R) ML Radiation Therapy System for the Treatment of Early-Stage Breast Cancer 4Health News:Betsy McCaughey Addresses New York Times: Charges of Falsehoods But No Evidence 2Health News:Betsy McCaughey Addresses New York Times: Charges of Falsehoods But No Evidence 3Health News:Hissey Kientz LLP Urges Patients To Heed FDA Warning About Phospho-soda Products 2Health News:Hissey Kientz LLP Urges Patients To Heed FDA Warning About Phospho-soda Products 3Health News:Hissey Kientz LLP Urges Patients To Heed FDA Warning About Phospho-soda Products 4Health News:Migraine Research Foundation Announces Winners of 2009 Research Grants 2Health News:Migraine Research Foundation Announces Winners of 2009 Research Grants 3Health News:Migraine Research Foundation Announces Winners of 2009 Research Grants 4Health News:America's Registered Nurses Applaud New Institute of Medicine H1N1/Swine Flu Safety Recommendations -- and Call on CDC to Maintain Stringent Safety Guidelines 2Health News:Single Parents May Do as Well as Two: Study 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014 Research and ... Disorders Drug Pipeline Insight 2014" report to their offering. ... in US is one of the largest segments of pharmaceuticals ... alarming rate, while the available therapies were unable to meet ... in the market for CNS disorder, especially over the past ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... Pharmaceutical Equipment Market in China, 2014-2018" report to ... Forecast of Pharmaceutical Equipment Market in China ... pharmaceutical equipment industry in the aspects of current ... performance of domestic major enterprises, as well as offers ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... According to the new ... (Equipment, Reagent, Primer, Probe, Custom Oligos), End-User (Research, ... Synthesis, NGS, DNA, RNAi) - Global Forecast to ... Market is expected to reach $1,712.1 Million by ... a CAGR of 9.8% from 2014 to 2019.. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:US CNS Disorders Drug Pipeline Insight 2014 2Research and Development Trend Forecast of Pharmaceutical Equipment Market in China, 2014-2018 2Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Worth $1,712.1 Million by 2019 2Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Worth $1,712.1 Million by 2019 3Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Worth $1,712.1 Million by 2019 4
... HAMILTON, N.J., Sept. 14 MedAvante, Inc., the leader ... that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ... psychiatric medication including primary outcome data collected by MedAvante ... a Johnson & Johnson company, submitted the NDA for ...
... privately-held biotechnology company focused on developing a novel class ... Quinton Oswald has joined the company as Chief Executive ... experience and management expertise to the CEO role. Most ... President & Business Unit Head for the Tissue Growth ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Approves NDA That Includes Psychiatric Data Collected by Centralized Raters 2FDA Approves NDA That Includes Psychiatric Data Collected by Centralized Raters 3Quinton Oswald Named Chief Executive Officer of SARcode Corporation 2Quinton Oswald Named Chief Executive Officer of SARcode Corporation 3
1000 L, Racked, Pre-sterilized, 100 tips/rack Recommended for 500 and 1000 L pipettes....
300 L, Racked, Filtered, Pre-sterilized, 96 tips/rack Recommended for 250 and 300 L pipettes....
Diamond Filter Tips play a critical role in preventing aerosol-borne contamination. Also available sterilized (no need to autoclave) and certified free of detectable RNase, DNase, DNA, RNA, and prote...
... Eliminate aerosol contamination, which ... in PCR. Hydrophobic, nonwicking ... air can pass through ... in contrast to tips ...
Medicine Products: