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LA consumers face 25 percent premium hikes under state healthcare reforms
Southern California Public Radio

A bill that changes how health plans handle individual customers in California cleared its first committee hearing Wednesday, under heavy fire from Dave Jones, the state’s own insurance commissioner.

Jones told lawmakers the plan could subject consumers to rate hikes as high as 25 percent in greater Los Angeles. One-and-a-half million Californians currently buy their own health insurance.

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