Columnist: Dave Jones Laying Out Vision To Stop Rate Hikes
"Talk with [California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones (D)] and you'll get the feeling he'll make his top priority gaining the power to regulate health insurance rates just like other insurance rates," Salinas Californian columnist Thomas Elias writes. Elias discusses legislation (AB 52) Jones supports that would give the insurance commissioner the power to reject excessive rate hikes. Elias concludes, "If he can do it, he'll have established a permanent new brake on the profligate profit-seeking of the big health insurers who are raising the tax-like premiums they collect from hundreds of thousands of Californians."
- "Insurance Czar: Regulate Health Care Premiums" (Elias, Salinas Californian, 3/29).