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Health Insurers Feel Heat in California
The Wall Street Journal

California is once again a hot spot in the battle over the rising cost of health insurance.

Just 72 hours into his new job, the state’s insurance commissioner, Dave Jones, started challenging insurance companies that are raising prices on individual policies. On Jan. 6, he called on Blue Shield of California to delay premium increases of up to 59%. This week, he asked Aetna Inc. and units of WellPoint Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. to postpone their price jumps as he reviews them.