Feinstein Introduces Bill Targeting Large Premium Increases
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has introduced a bill (S 2172) that would give the HHS secretary the authority to change or block unreasonable premium insurance increases in states where regulators lack such power. In a release, Feinstein wrote that regulators in California and 14 other states do not have the authority to prevent unjust premium increases. A companion measure (HR 3727) has been introduced in the House by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).
- "Schakowsky, Feinstein Introduce Health Insurance Bills" (North Cook News, 10/16).