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(CBS SF)

ConsumerWatch: Covered California Enrollees Complain Of Bait & Switch

A growing number of people who purchased health insurance through California’s state run exchange are complaining that they were misled about the availability of physicians in the network. Some are calling it a bait and switch.

02/13/2014

(Covered California)

ConsumerWatch: Many Reasons For Inaccuracies In Covered California Directory

Doctors, the insurance industry, and California’s medical establishment are shedding light on why there were so many inaccuracies in the now-removed Physician Directory on the Covered California website.

02/11/2014

Nerium AD. (CBS)

Questions Raised About ‘Real Science’ Behind Age-Defying Skin Cream

It’s the latest craze in beauty products: A skin cream they say can make you look younger in a matter of weeks. The miracle ingredient…a poisonous plant extract. So where’s the proof that it works, or that it’s even safe.

02/10/2014

(CBS SF)

ConsumerWatch: Some Doctors Surprised To Be On Covered California Provider List

After KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch revealed confusion over which physicians are accepting patients under Covered California, some doctors who did not want to accept patients on the exchange said they were surprised to find out they were on the exchange’s list of providers.

02/10/2014

(CBS SF)

Covered California Removes Doctor Lists After KPIX 5 Report Finds Mistakes

Covered California is shutting down a major portion of its website after a KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch investigation revealed inaccuracies in their list of doctors accepting insurance.

02/06/2014

(Covered California)

ConsumerWatch: Some Doctors Listed By Covered California Not Taking Coverage

Some frustrated enrollees of Covered California are accusing the insurance exchange of false advertising, after they said doctors listed on their website aren’t actually accepting Covered California plans.

02/04/2014

Job seekers look at job postings that are displayed on a bulletin board in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Californians Say Calls To Unemployment Office Going Unanswered

Linda Heger of Novato knows the frustration well. Heger – who was laid off from her managerial job in October—says she’s been trying to reach the Employment Development Department (EDD) for months to find out why her unemployment claims aren’t being paid.

01/29/2014

Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years

Home Sharing Site Airbnb Said To Influence San Francisco Evictions

Some long-time renters in San Francisco say they’re being illegally evicted by landlords trying to empty apartments for the sole purpose of renting out units for a higher price on Airbnb.

01/20/2014

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ConsumerWatch: Scammers Impersonating IRS Agents As Tax Season Arrives

HAYWARD (KPIX 5) – Tax season is right around the corner and scammers are already trying to take advantage of consumers by impersonating Internal Revenue Service agents. Cheryl Singh got a phone call from a […]

01/15/2014

A woman shopping online. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: State Warns Californians To Pay Overlooked ‘Use Tax’

A lot of Californians got a surprise in the mail as 2013 came to a close. The state has been sending out hundreds of thousands of letters to residents telling them there’s a good chance they probably owe “Use Tax” and will have to pay it when they file their 2013 state tax return.

01/06/2014

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