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Individual insurance rates soar 15% or more in at least 3 states
USA Today - Linda A. Johnson, The Associated Press

Consumers in at least three states who buy their own health insurance are getting hit with premium increases of 15% or more. Anthem Blue Cross, a subsidiary of WellPoint, has been under fire for a week from regulators and politicians for notifying some of its 800,000 individual policyholders in California that it plans to raise rates by up to 39% March 1.