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Bill Would Require Kaiser Permanente to Disclose Details on Rates, Spending
Becker's Hospital Review

A California bill would require Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente to disclose details on how it calculates health plan rates and spends money, according to a Los Angeles Times report. The system offered the most affordable insurance option in 2007, but some of its customers are now complaining the company is no longer a bargain and cannot fully explain why premiums continue to rise. The legislation is seen as a sign of pushback from some interest groups, including city officials, large labor unions and the AARP.