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Prop. 45 sparks turf war over health insurance regulation in California
Ventura County Star

A turf war over health insurance regulation broke out in the Legislature on Wednesday, pitting the state’s new health insurance-purchasing exchange against Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and other supporters of a November ballot initiative.

Proposition 45 would give the insurance commissioner authority to review proposed health insurance premium rate increases and determine whether they are justified. The measure has created a schism among some Democrats and interest groups aligned with Democrats.