Anthem and its par­ent com­pa­ny Well­point have giv­en $12.9 mil­lion to defeat a Cal­i­for­nia bal­lot ini­tia­tive that would require car­ri­ers to get approval for rate hikes – while they have pro­posed a 25% increase in the rates of indi­vid­ual poli­cies held by over 300,000 mem­bers in California.