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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Dave Jones
On Jan. 10, when many people were at home looking at nearly foot-deep snow and thermometers plunging about as far below zero as they'd ever seen, Eric Hitzfield was at work and on the phone with an emergency call from the Fort Wayne streets department.
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.
President Obama's announcement last week that he would let states decide whether to let companies continue to offer plans that flout his own health care law has put state officials back on the hot seat.
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.
A bill that would allow state officials to reject rate increases proposed by health insurers is under intense lobbying pressure as it faces a key committee vote this week.
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.
And he says he's noticed another benefit - the product isn't as hard on vegetation.
Jones says the city was able to keep open the hill of the new portion of Maplecrest Road without damaging the new surface because of Ice B'Gone Magic.