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CA Assemblyman to Try to Curb Health Care Hikes
KCBS - Holly Quan

Last week’s decision by Anthem Blue Cross to raise rates for hundreds of thousands of customers has sparked angry calls from federal lawmakers for an investigation. Tuesday, President Obama even pointed to the rate hike as reason to revive health care reform. “Anthem Blue Cross, which is the largest insurer in the largest state, California, is planning on raising premiums for many individual policy holders by as much as 39 percent,” said Mr. Obama. “If we don’t act, this is just a preview of coming attractions.”