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Health insurance rate hikes need thorough examination
Los Angeles Daily News

Here they go again. Major health insurers are announcing another round of rate increases, and something doesn’t smell right. Ironically, this is happening just as a Virginia judge ruled that a provision of the national health insurance reform law – that should keep rates down – is unconstitutional, setting up a continuing court battle. For many Californians, this is the second round of big rate increases this year. Higher rates will place a heavy burden on recession-weary families that are already struggling to make ends meet.