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Sebelius, Congress Turn up Heat on Health Insurers
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A Cabinet secretary and two congressional committees are increasing pressure on health plan leaders to justify premium rate hikes as the Obama administration steps up its fight for health reform proposals.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has invited leaders of insurance companies she has criticized for proposed rate hikes to a meeting March 3 at HHS, saying she is “eager to hear the justifications for these increases.”