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Insurer fights Maine regulator on premium

Wall Street Journal, April 2, 2010

A state court will soon rule on a decision by a Maine regulator who last year turned down a health insurer's request for a premium increase sufficient to let it earn a profit, citing tough economic times. The regulator approved a smaller increase that was expected to leave the insurer losing money on individual policies. The company called the decision unfair, resulting in a court case that this Wall Street Journal article says poses a central question: What is a reasonable profit amid rising healthcare costs?