Editorial: Rate Control Bill Would Be ‘Right Step Forward’
On Wednesday, the Senate Health Committee is slated to vote on legislation (AB 52) granting "state oversight of [health] insurance premiums," a San Francisco Chronicle editorial states. It notes that opponents of the measure "predict fewer benefits will result from controls on premiums," and health care providers "worry about lower payments for services." However, the editorial states, "California's consumers deserve a chance to question ever-rising rates. AB would be the right step forward."
- "AB 52: A Necessary Check on Health Care Rates" (San Francisco Chronicle, 7/6).