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A chance to close a health insurance loophole
San Francisco Chronicle

Sacramento can help consumers today by plugging a loophole in health care rules – or it can side with the insurance industry, which doesn’t want hefty premium raises scrutinized.

A bill would let the state insurance commissioner review increases in health care rates, a super-heated topic in the wake of Anthem Blue Cross’ bid to boost premiums by double-digit percentages for 800,000 Californians. The commissioner already has similar oversight of car, property and casualty coverage.