With one week left to go until Election Day, arguments for and against California’s controversial Proposition 45 ballot initiative are heating up, with representatives for and against the ballot appealing to California voters.

Earlier this month the National Association of Health Underwriters urged Californians to vote no on the proposition, which would require the state’s insurance commissioner to approve rate changes for individual and employer small-group plans. While just this week the Consumer Watchdog issued a release chiding the insurance industry for spending $55 million to defeat the measure. The consumer advocacy group has largely funded the measure and is urging Californians to vote yes on the ballot initiative Nov. 4.

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