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California Insurers Postpone Proposed Rate Increases

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One year ago today, President Obama signed his healthcare reform bill, which had passed without a single Republican vote in the House or the Senate. Recent polls show the public is still divided, with a plurality opposed to the measure but large majorities favoring various provisions. This week, Anthem Blue Cross reduced and delayed proposed rate increases for some 500,000 Californians. Blue Shield has delayed its proposed hikes for about 200,000 people this year. We speak with the California Insurance Commissioner, insurance providers and healthcare advocates.

Credits

Guests:
Tom Epstein - Blue Shield of California, Dave Jones - California Department of Insurance - @CA_DaveJones, Deena Lahn - Children's Defense Fund, John Graham - Pacific Research Institute

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis