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Insurers see potential for plan insolvency behind Obama’s premium regulation proposal
Los Angeles Times - Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer

President Obama’s latest push for a health care overhaul could drive health plans around the country into insolvency, according to an insurance trade group. A plan released Monday by the White House would give the federal government the power to regulate health insurers like a public utility. The Health and Human Services Department — in conjunction with state authorities — would be able to deny substantial premium increases, limit them or demand rebates for consumers.

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