Our state Health Care Advocate and Attorney General have been granted intervenor status in the Insurance Dept.’s public hearing to consider Anthem’s request for rate increases of up to 32% on health insurance premiums. These hearings are a rare opportunity for public input on the impact of such rate increases on consumers during these trying economic times. Consumers will have an opportunity to share their testimony at the hearing Monday July 20th at 10:00 am at the CT Insurance Dept., Room 701, 153 Market St. in Hartford. If you plan to attend, even if you don’t want to speak, contact Michael Mitchell in the Health Care Advocate’s Office. He can be reached at Michael.F.Mitchell@ct.gov or (860) 297-3847.