Health Insurance
Yes on Proposition 45 ads are going to the airwaves

With just over a week until election day, backers of Proposition 45, the health insurance rate regulation initiative, are putting their ads on television. Though corporate opponents have used a $55-million campaign war chest to flood the airwaves, Consumer Watchdog, the Santa Monica activist group that put the measure on the ballot, has only $1 million to spend on TV and radio spots. Consumer Watchdog has reported raising only $2.5 million, according to the California secretary of state's office. The TV ads, set to air beginning Monday in the Los Angeles market, show marching, animated bank notes and warn voters that "health insurance companies have unleashed armies of...