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Anthem Blue Cross plans to go ahead with rate hikes in California

Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2010

Executives from California-based health insurer Anthem Blue Cross are facing criticism for scheduled rate hikes of up to 39%, but insist that their premiums were fair and legal. Appearing before the California Assembly's health committee, the officials said that they believed rate increases for individual health insurance policies, delayed until May 1 while being reviewed by the Department of Insurance, would survive scrutiny by regulators, the Los Angeles Times reports.