Health insurance rates are like a runaway train and there's no police force or firefighting squad with the power to stop them. Thirty-five states require health insurance companies to get permission before raising rates, but not California.
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If there is one organization that insurers despise and fear more than any other, it surely must be Consumer Watchdog.
The following is excerpted from The Progressive's Guide to Raising Hell by Jamie Court, published by Chelsea Green in September 2010.
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