Feinstein Calls For Inquiry Into Anthem Rate Hike Errors

Law360, New York (May 7, 2010, 3:50 PM EDT) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is asking two U.S. Senate committees to investigate WellPoint Inc. subsidiary Anthem Blue Cross' use of flawed data to calculate a controversial proposal that would have raised health insurance premiums by as much as 39 percent for some California customers.

Feinstein wrote on Thursday to Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Senate Finance Committee chief Max Baucus, D-Mont., requesting that they launch committee investigations and schedule hearings to examine the Anthem Blue Cross incident,

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