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California Moves To Control Health Insurance Rates

A California legislative committee on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill that would give state officials the power to reject proposed health insurance rate increases, but even some supporters said it will need major changes to survive.

CBS San Francisco–07/06/2011

California Bill Targets Excess Health Insurance Rates

A bill that would allow state officials to reject rate increases proposed by health insurers is under intense lobbying pressure as it faces a key committee vote this week.

CBS San Francisco–07/05/2011

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Blue Shield Of California To Give Back Millions To Policyholders

Blue Shield of California promised Tuesday to cap its profit margin and give any extra money directly to policyholders.


California Assembly Approves Regulation Of Health Insurance Rates

Democrats in the California Assembly on Thursday narrowly approved giving state regulators the power to reject rate hikes proposed by health insurers, voting after Republican lawmakers walked out of the chamber in protest.

CBS San Francisco–06/02/2011

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Calif. Regulator Questions Blue Shield Rate Hike

For the second time this year, Blue Shield of California is facing scrutiny from a state regulator on double-digit rate hikes for individual health insurance policyholders.

CBS San Francisco–04/20/2011

Examination in a doctor's office. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Blue Shield Of California Cancels Proposed Rate Hike

Blue Shield of California says it is withdrawing its plan to increase health insurance rates for individual policyholders in what would have been the third such rate hike since October.


California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. (Dave Jones Campaign)

State Commissioner Criticizes Health Insurance Rate Hikes

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is calling for changes as the state’s health insurance premiums continue to rise.


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ConsumerWatch: Blue Shield Customer Gets $5K Bill Reversed

A Palo Alto couple has just won their battle with Blue Shield over a $5,000 medical bill.

KPIX 5–03/04/2011

Examination in a doctor's office. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Blue Shield Freezes San Francisco Public Employee Premiums

Blue Shield has entered an agreement with the city of San Francisco that will keep insurance premiums for current and retired city employees at their current levels for at least a year, officials said Wednesday.


Blue Shield Of California Says Review Supports Rate Hikes

Blue Shield of California said an independent review has found that its most recent rate hikes on health insurance policies are not excessive and meet state and federal requirements.

CBS San Francisco–03/01/2011