DATA RELEASE: WellPoint Contributes $12.5M to Oppose California's Insurance Rate Ballot Proposition

April 8, 2014 - With the November 2014 general election still seven months away, several of the statewide propositions that have qualified for the California ballot have already seen substantial contribution activity. Below is a MapLight analysis of contributions made to the committees supporting and opposing the measures so far:

Approval of Healthcare Insurance Rate Changes

CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUPPORTING COMMITTEES
Donor Total Contributions
Consumer Watchdog $250,000
Committee for Corporate Accountability and Consumer Protection $105,121
California Nurses Association $50,000
California School Employees Association $10,000
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council $10,000
Lo, Henry $100
Rubnitz, Mark $100
Utz, Martha $100
West, Geraldine $100
Total: $425,521
CONTRIBUTIONS TO OPPOSING COMMITTEES
Donor Total Contributions
WellPoint, Inc. $12,500,000
Anthem Blue Cross $270,000
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. $270,000
Blue Shield of California $180,000
Health Net, Inc. $135,000
California Association of Health Plans $30,000
UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company $30,000
Total: $13,415,000

 

Referendum to Overturn Indian Gaming Compacts

CONTRIBUTIONS TO OPPOSING COMMITTEES
Donor Total Contributions
Table Mountain Rancheria $1,428,099
Brigade Capital Management $1,066,780
Riva Ridge Recovery Fund $226,232
DG Capital Management $113,258
Chukchansi Economic Development Authority $25,000
Club One Casino $15,000
Total: $2,874,369

 

Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act

CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUPPORTING COMMITTEES
Donor Total Contributions
The California Conservation Campaign $10,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County $10,000
Marin Agricultural Trust $10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust $10,000
Save Mount Diablo $10,000
Save the Redwoods League $10,000
California State Parks Foundation $5,000
Total: $65,000
CONTRIBUTIONS TO OPPOSING COMMITTEES
Donor Total Contributions
Fischer, Addison $90,000
Total: $90,000

 

Methodology: MapLight analysis of contributions made during 2013-14 cycle to committees supporting and opposing California statewide propositions that have qualified for the November 4, 2014 ballot. Based on latest itemized contribution records made available by the California Secretary of State as of April 2, 2014.

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