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Health insurance regulation bill clears Assembly
HealthyCal.org

The state Assembly has passed legislation that would allow the state government to regulate health insurance rates for the first time, requiring insurers to seek and obtain prior approval before increasing premiums paid by consumers. The bill, AB 2578 by Assemblyman Dave Jones, a Sacramento Democrat who is running for insurance commissioner, is one of the most controversial pieces of health policy legislation in the Capitol this year.

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