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California Health Insurers Request Big Rate Increases

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California want to raise health insurance rates by 20 to 26%--despite the promises of the President’s Affordable Care Act.  Should the insurance commissioner Dave Jones have the power to deny the increases—as regulators in other states can? 

Credits

Guests:
Dave Jones - California Department of Insurance - @CA_DaveJones, Patrick Johnston - California Association of Health Plans - @calhealthplans, Shana Alex Lavarreda - UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Anna Scott