Editorial: Give Agencies Power To Reject Premium Hikes
A San Francisco Chronicle editorial argues that the Legislature should approve a bill (AB 52), by Assembly member Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles), that would give the insurance commissioner the power to reject health plan premium increases. The editorial also argues that the legislation should be amended to give the same power to the Department of Managed Health Care. It concludes, "Californians deserve to have reasonable prices for health care. These increases are not."
- "Stop the Gouge on Health Insurance Premiums" (San Francisco Chronicle, 3/4).