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The Skanner: Health Insurance Rate Increase of 22 percent: Will Public Hearings Matter?

May 12, 2011–Should Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield be allowed to raise their health insurance rates 22 percent? Next month the Oregon Insurance Division plans a public hearing on the proposed hike, which would affect nearly 60,000 Oregonians.