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By Isaac Orr
New carbon-dioxide rules would put America in the dark
Topic - Dave Jones
Incumbents are seeking re-election in five of the eight contests for statewide office in the June primary, and voters will see familiar names on the ballot for the three vacancies.
California's insurance commissioner said Thursday that his state's health exchange board rebuked President Obama and punished about one million residents by deciding to ban its insurers from renewing barebones plans for one year.
A California legislative committee on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill that would give state officials the power to reject proposed health insurance rate increases, but even some supporters said it will need major changes to survive.
Anthem Blue Cross, the largest health plan in California, said Monday it will delay and reduce rate hikes that would have hit some 600,000 policyholders at an estimated cost of $40 million.
Blue Shield of California said Wednesday it was withdrawing its plan to increase health insurance rates for individual policyholders in what would have been the third such rate hike since October.
Rep. Maxine Waters has turned political endorsements into a family business, using federal election laws to charge California candidates and political causes to include their names as her personal picks on a sample ballot, or "slate mailer," she sends to as many as 200,000 South Central Los Angeles voters, records show.
"Unless Proposition 45 is passed or some other law is enacted to provide health insurance rate regulation and the requirement that health insurers and HMOs justify their rates, we are going to continue to see dramatic year-over-year increases," he said in a media briefing by telephone, reported by Bloomberg News.
Norridgewock Fire Chief Dave Jones says it was likely an electrical fire.