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No on 45: Affordable Care Act needs time
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

In California, auto and home insurers must secure approval from the state insurance commissioner before raising rates. Health insurers face no such requirement.

Three years ago, after Blue Shield of California announced a 59 percent rate hike for individual policyholders, we editorialized in favor of Assembly Bill 52, legislation co-authored by then-Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, to extend the commissioner’s regulatory authority to health insurance premiums.

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