Kaiser Health News, August 21, 2014
California voters are showing strong early support for a ballot initiative that would expand the state's authority to regulate health insurance rates. Nearly 7 of every 10 respondents indicated that they would vote in favor of Proposition 45, while 16 percent would vote against it, according to an independent poll released Wednesday by the Field Research Corp. in San Francisco. Proposition 45 would give California's insurance commissioner the power to veto health insurance rate increases. Health insurance rates in the state are currently overseen by the Department of Managed Health Care and the California Department of Insurance.