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Health insurers to fight Calif. coverage mandates
San Francisco Chronicle

The state Legislature is considering a bumper crop of 15 bills that would increase what health insurers have to cover – everything from acupuncture to maternity care to autism treatments.

California has a long history of mandating or trying to impose coverage requirements on health insurers. But what’s different this year is that insurers are gearing up for a fight based on the year-old federal health care law, which will establish a minimum level of benefits that insurers would have to provide for their products to be sold in the new marketplace.