California’s Insurance Premium Regulation Bill Stalled

By: Thursday September 1, 2011 8:13 am

The California bill, AB 52, which would have given state regulators the power to reject excessive health insurance premium increases, narrowly cleared the State Assembly and won approval in two critical Senate Committees earlier this year. But yesterday it was pulled from consideration because it didn’t have the votes to pass the full Senate. From [...]

California Health Insurance Rating Review Bill Passes Key Committee

By: Friday August 26, 2011 1:33 pm

In a 6-3 party line vote Thursday the California State Senate Appropriations Committee approved AB 52, a bill that would give California regulators the power to reject health insurance premium increases. Because the bill previously passed the Senate health committee back in July the legislation can now go before the full Senate. The fate of [...]

California Group Looking to Put Public Option on the Ballot

By: Thursday August 25, 2011 10:28 am

The California based organization, Consumer Watchdog, is looking to put a measure on the 2012 November ballot in California that would create a public health insurance option in the state and provide state regulators more control of premiums. From the San Francisco Chronicle: As Republicans try to make President Obama’s landmark health care law a [...]