Give Insurance Regulators More Power, Editorial Says
Opponents of legislation -- AB 52, by Assembly member Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) -- that wouldÂ "allow state regulators to reject unreasonable increases in health insurance premiums" contend that "it would push premiums even higher and make health care less available," a Los Angeles Times editorial states. "These arguments are a smokescreen," the editorial adds, concluding, "As of 2014, the health care reform law will require all adult Americans to obtain health coverage. Regulators ought to have the power to stop insurers from gouging that captive market."
- "A Lid on Health Insurance Rate Increases" (Los Angeles Times, 5/31).