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Massachusetts governor wants state to review healthcare premiums

Boston Globe, October 20, 2009

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to announce a plan that would give state insurance regulators the authority to review health insurance premiums that are charged to small businesses, an approach meant to stem growing healthcare costs. The administration will begin looking more in depth at the healthcare premiums charged to small businesses, partly in an effort to resolve complaints that small firms are being driven to the brink of bankruptcy by double-digit rate increases, the Boston Globe reports.