California steps up scrutiny of insurers
Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2008
A day after the California Senate killed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to expand healthcare coverage to residents, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner vowed to make sure that current insurance laws were strictly enforced and ordered new audits of the state's largest health insurers. The goals is to make sure the insurers cover members' medical needs and pay physicians and hospitals what they owe them--and on time.