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In addition to Anthem, other insurers raising healthcare rates

San Francisco Chronicle, February 11, 2010

Anthem Blue Cross has come under fire after it told thousands of individual policyholders their premiums would increase on March 1 by as much as 39% and, in some cases, more. But consumers say other carriers, including Health Net and Aetna, are also raising rates, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, has announced he plans to introduce legislation to require health insurers to disclose their reasons for raising rates and for denying coverage to applicants.