Insurance Rate Regulation Plan Moves Closer to Ballot
On Friday, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones (D) and Consumer Watchdog officials submitted to state officials 800,000 voter signatures for a proposed ballot measure that would give the state greater regulatory authority over health insurance rates. At least 504,760 valid signatures are necessary to qualify the measure for the November ballot. A coalition of hospitals, physicians and other stakeholders oppose the measure.
- "Petitions To Be Submitted on Health Insurance Rates in California" (Van Oot, Sacramento Bee, 5/19).
- "Backers of Health Insurance Rate Regulation Edge Closer to Ballot" (Terhune, Los Angeles Times, 5/19).
- "Health Insurance Rate Regulation Proposal Gets 800,000 Signatures" (Van Oot, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 5/18).