Group Blasts Gov.’s Proposal for Health Plan Rate Reviews
This week, the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog sent a letter urging HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to reject Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) application for a $1 million grant to bolster the state's process for reviewing health insurance rate increases. The group criticized the governor's plan because it would use the funds to hire actuaries to review rate filings without allowing the actuaries to reject rate increases.
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