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U.S. wants health insurer to justify rate hikes
Sacramento Bee - Shaya Tayefe Mohajer, The Associated Press

The Obama administration Monday asked California’s largest for-profit health insurer to justify plans to raise customers’ premiums by as much as 39 percent, a move that could affect some 800,000 customers. In a letter to the president of Anthem Blue Cross, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she was very disturbed to learn of the planned increases, calling them “extraordinary.”