Insurers Want to Raise ACA Rates as High as 53%

“2018 could be another year of steep Obamacare rate hikes.

“Early data from state insurance departments, released over the past two weeks, shows that big health plans are requesting some pretty significant premium increases.

“Anthem, which covers 35,000 people in the Connecticut marketplace, wants to raise premiums 33.8 percent. BlueChoice, a Maryland plan that covers 160,000 people, has asked for a 53.4 percent hike. And in Virginia, 295,000 individual market enrollees are on track for an average increase of 30.6 percent.”

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