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Commissioner Dave Jones on the “big missing piece” of CA health reform
State of Reform

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones sits down with State of Reform for a candid discussion about the challenges California is facing in its health care reform. He points to the “monopoly” of health plans, attributable in part to decisions made by Covered California and unchecked rate increases as top issues.

California’s two largest insurers–Anthem BlueCross and Blue Shield of California–are currently able to choose which agency reviews their rates, a “loophole” which Commissioner Jones explains undermines the authority of both the Department of Insurance and the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC).