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California Insurer’s Rate Increase Draws Fire
New York Times

When WellPoint, through its Anthem Blue Cross subsidiary, last year tried to raise insurance rates as much as 39 percent for people with individual policies in California, the health insurer immediately became the poster child for what’s wrong with the nation’s health system. Those who supported the Democrats’ health care legislation, including President Obama and members of his administration, pounced on the request as evidence that the health insurance markets needed to be overhauled and the insurers were the main problem that needed fixing.