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Regulators seek more leverage over discount health plans
California Watch - Christina Jewett

The state’s HMO watchdog agency and a health advocacy group will announce a crackdown today on “discount” health insurance companies that often fail to deliver on their promises. The Oakland press conference comes after the state Department of Managed Health Care has fielded 1,000 complaints about the groups, issued 17 cease-and-desist orders and chased four out of California, according to the department.