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Health Insurers Lose Push to Ease Health Law’s Price Review
San Francisco Chronicle

U.S. insurers led by WellPoint Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. failed to get federal regulators to change a rule in the 2010 health-care overhaul that triggers a review of any premium increases exceeding 10 percent.

The ruling takes effect this year and adds pressure on insurers to justify price increases. The health insurance industry’s Washington lobbying group, America’s Health Insurance Plan had asked the government to do away with the 10 percent rate review threshold, calling it flawed.

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