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California Healthline: Anthem Proceeds With Premium Hikes Deemed ‘Unreasonable’ by State

May 2, 2011 – For the first time, the California Department of Managed Healthcare has deemed a health insurance rate hike to be “unreasonable,” but officials did not have the authority to stop an increase for Anthem Blue Cross policyholders from taking effect, the Los Angeles Times reports (Helfand, Los Angeles Times, 4/30).