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Feds beef up state oversight of health insurance
San Francisco Chronicle

Health insurance premium hikes will get a harder look in most parts of the country, thanks to an infusion of federal cash for state regulators.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday announced $46 million in federal grants to help states strengthen their oversight of health insurance rate hikes. It’s the first installment of $250 million for state regulators in the new health care law.

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