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Insurers raise Calif. health rates over Jones’ objections

Two health carriers are saying they have no choice but to raise rates in California, in spite of Golden State regulators’ objections.

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Brent Barnhart, the director of the California Department of Managed Health Care, have been trying to get Blue Shield of California to reduce an 11.8 percent managed care plan increase and an 11.7 percent health insurance plan increase.