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Battle escalates over ballot measure on health premiums
Los Angeles Times

California’s doctors, hospitals and insurance companies launched their campaign Monday against a proposed ballot measure seeking tighter regulation of health insurance rates and proponents quickly returned fire.

The proposed ballot initiative seeks to give the California Department of Insurance the same rate-setting authority over health insurance that it already holds over auto and property policies. This issue has generated strong interest among many consumers hit with significant rate hikes on their health coverage in recent years.