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Bill Aimed at Kaiser Hits Home Stretch
California Healthline

Proponents of a bill aimed squarely at Kaiser Permanente say the legislation is needed to level the playing field for health insurers setting premium prices in California. Kaiser officials say they’re not playing on the same field and the attempt to put them there will be costly, confusing and ultimately a financial burden for Kaiser members. SB 746 by state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) would require insurers selling to large employers to provide detailed reports to state officials explaining pricing and justifying premium increases.