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How regulation keeps health care costs down
Sacramento Bee

Californians are struggling to pay their health insurance bills while insurance companies’ profits are on the rise. One apparent fix is Assembly Bill 52 authored by Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles, that would allow state regulators to reject excessive rate increases. However, the recent experience of Massachusetts suggests that this California bill may not go nearly far enough.

Massachusetts and 34 other states have some form of the rate regulation powers that the California Assembly will be voting on Friday.