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Why hospitals must approve big premium hikes
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Insurance company executives are paid too much, but stopping them from jacking up premiums is too risky for hospitals. That was the gist of an interview I had earlier this week with C. Duane Dauner, president of the California Hospital Association and one of the state’s most prominent healthcare leaders. Sign up for our FREE newsletter for more news like this sent to your inbox!

I was curious about the CHA’s oppostion to AB 52, a bill currently in the state Legislature. It would give the two agencies that oversee health insurers in California, the Department of Insurance and the Department of Managed Health Care, a chance to reject any premium increases considered to be unreasonable.