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State law levels premiums
Contra Costa Times

Self-employed Jacinta Jarrell looked into getting an individual health insurance plan in 2009. “The rates were so high, I couldn’t justify it,” said Jarrell, an Upland-based real estate broker. “I just told myself `I’m healthy, I’m not going to worry about it.”‘ Beginning this month, a new state law prohibits health insurers in California from using gender in pricing individual policies.

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