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Lawmakers expand investigation into health insurance rate hikes

Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2010

The scope of a congressional investigation into health insurance rate hikes in California expanded as lawmakers summoned the chief executives of four of the nation's largest for-profit health insurers to testify about medical claims denied for individuals with preexisting conditions. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce and its investigations subcommittee are targeting the practices of WellPoint Inc., UnitedHealth Group, Humana Inc., and Aetna, the Los Angeles Times reports.