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Dozens of groups lobbying insurance bill
California Watch

A bill that would give government agencies a strong hand in determining health insurance rates was lobbied by at least six dozen groups between April and July. This makes it possibly the most controversial of the bills before legislative appropriations committees as they move to clear their suspense files this week.

To be sure, AB 52, sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles, has rankled insurance companies and attracted support from consumer groups.