Officials Highlight the Need for Stronger Consumer Protections
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles), Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones will join a broad coalition of consumer advocates to highlight Assembly Bill 52, legislation that would better protect consumers and businesses by empowering state regulators to reject excessive health insurance rate increases. Consumers will share their experiences about their skyrocketing health insurance rates.
When: Monday, April 4, 2011
Where: State Capitol, Room 317
Who: Assemblymember Mike Feuer, author of Assembly Bill 52
Assemblymember Jared Huffman, joint author of Assembly Bill 52
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
Consumers who can no longer afford their health insurance due to repeated rate increases
Attending: Representatives from CalPIRG, Consumers Union, Consumer Watchdog, the Greenlining Institute, Health Access, Labor Federation, and others.
Notes: The text for AB 52 can be found here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/ab_52_bill_20110325_amended_asm_v98.pdf. AB 52 will be heard in Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday, April 5 in Room 4202 at 1:30 PM.
Assemblymember Feuer's website: http://www.assembly.ca.gov/feuer
Department of Insurance website: http://www.insurance.ca.gov
CONTACT: Arianna Smith, +1-916-319-2042, for Assemblymember Feuer, or
Ioannis Kazanis, +1-916-492-3566, for Insurance Commissioner Jones
Web site: http://asmdc.org/members/a42//