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Feinstein wants review of insurance rates
San Francisco Chronicle - Victoria Colliver, Chronicle Staff Writer

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Friday she’ll introduce legislation next week that would give the federal government the power to review and deny large rate increases by health insurers in states like California that lack the authority to regulate premium increases. Feinstein, D-Calif., has joined President Obama and other elected officials in seizing on the proposed 39 percent rate hikes proposed by Anthem Blue Cross on some of its individual members in California to reenergize the debate over national health legislation.