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Rep. Loretta Sanchez Slams Blue Shield Over California Premium Increase

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez - Photo: Chris Prevatt

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) Thursday slammed health insurer Blue Shield of California for its decision to seek huge rate increases for tens of thousands of Californians on March 1. Under Blue Shield’s proposal, some individual policyholders would see cumulative rate hikes as high as 59%. Over 190,000 policyholders would see increases averaging 30% to 35%.