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Insurance commissioner lobbies for a bill that would expand his regulatory reach
Sacramento Business Journal

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones blasted Anthem Blue Cross on Wednesday for a recent 8.7 percent rate increase. And he used the occasion to plug a bill that would boost his regulatory authority over preferred-provider organization plans offered by Anthem and Blue Cross of California.

The April 1 rate increase affected nearly 170,000 Anthem customers statewide. These folks are enrolled in “grandfathered” plans bought before Obamacare was signed in 2010.