California’s Fight to Stop Health Insurance Price Gouging and the Single Payer Solution

by Zack Kaldveer, CFC Communications Director, Consumer Federation of California

As California families continue to reel from the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, health insurance premium rates have soared by 153% since 2002, nearly five times the rate of inflation.

Businesses are finding it difficult to pay for these rate hikes, and pass the increased costs on to workers. Business owners and employees are forced to ab