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States Strengthen Insurance Hike Oversight
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Officials from more than one-third of the nation’s states have introduced or passed legislation to strengthen legislative authority over health insurance premium rates, while two-thirds say they are working on such strategies, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

GAO launched its review in part because of numerous large premium increases from major insurers last year, affecting many of the 173 million non-elderly Americans who have private health coverage.