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Health insurance: Halting arbitrary premium hikes
Los Angeles Times

A bill to let state regulators block unreasonable health insurance premium hikes is running into a potential roadblock in the Senate Health Committee. At a hearing last week, Chairman Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), an optometrist, said he was concerned that the bill would make it harder for the poorest Californians to obtain medical care. That’s the California Medical Assn.’s critique, and it mischaracterizes how rate regulation would work.