Some will come down and some will increase depending on plans in different state’s MS (Metropolitan Statistical Area). For example, Idaho has 6 MSAs (at last count) anticipated and California has 19 currently anticipated.
In continuing coverage, the Washington Times (6/12, Chumley) reports that the Ohio Department of Insurance “predicts premiums in 2014 will rise by 88 percent, a direct result of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”
State officials “aren’t surprised,” the article notes, as “they’ve cautioned about the “rate shock” since the early days of Obamacare.” As Lt. Governor Mary Taylor said in a statement, “We have warned of these increases. Consumers will have fewer choices and pay much higher premiums for their health insurance starting in 2014.”
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