Politics & Government

February 24, 2010 6:54 AM

California lawmakers grill Anthem Blue Cross execs over rate increase

Anthem Blue Cross executives, under intense questioning by the California Assembly's Health Committee on Tuesday, defended the company's decision to raise premiums by as much as 39 percent on hundreds of thousands of Californians. The rate hikes have become a lightning rod for those looking to recapture the political momentum in the effort to overhaul the country's health care system.

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