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Calif. lawmakers to question Anthem Blue Cross over proposed hike in insurance premiums
Los Angeles Times - Robin Hindery, Associated Press Writer

Anthem Blue Cross executives are scheduled to testify Tuesday before a California legislative committee about an attempt to boost insurance premiums by up to 39 percent, a proposal that has become a flash point in the national debate over health care reform. The rate hike by California’s largest for-profit health insurer would affect the company’s roughly 700,000 individual policy holders in the state.