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Health insurance rates go up in California…again
Southern California Public Radio

Health care rates in California may be rising faster than the national average, but based on the latest report card issued by the Office of the Patient Advocate, customers are more satisfied. On average, health care rates in the Golden State have risen 8-to-14 percent, far above the national figure of 3.6 percent.

Providers state that this is not simply due to inflation, but based on their past experience managing invidual claims -– apparently, healthier members have been dropping out of the market, leaving behind a pool of patients with higher costs.