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California’s lawmakers have spent decades crafting well-intentioned rules designed to keep the state’s health care prices in check. But a new report shows that, clearly, something backfired.

The Golden State dominates a new list of U.S. regions that saw the highest growth in hospital prices paid by private insurers in recent years. Out of 19 such regions, 11 were in California, according to a Health Affairs study released Monday.

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