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New federal law doesn’t change Calif. health insurance debate
California Watch

Last week federal authorities announced the latest power granted to states under the health reform law: Regulators can scrutinize proposed health insurance rate hikes of 10 percent or more. The news did little to change the landscape in California or to diffuse differences over a proposed bill that would allow regulators to deny rate hikes. The new federal rules allow states to take a look at the math and reasoning that goes into boosting health insurance rates.