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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Coloradans shopping for health insurance will see double-digit rate hikes next year, a result of insurers leaving the market and cutting plans.

The state Division of Insurance announced Tuesday that the cost of individual plans is going up by an average of 20.4 percent. The rate hikes will affect about 450,000 people in Colorado who don't have insurance covered by an employer and also don't qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.

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No surprise here as we knew it was coming.

#1 | Posted by MSgt at 2016-09-21 12:16 PM | Reply

Why the 'public option' is not a real solution to our health care woes

#2 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2016-09-21 02:41 PM | Reply

Hate to say I told you so...

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-09-21 03:02 PM | Reply

Hate to say I told you so...

#3 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Yeah, but conservative have never been interested in real solutions either. They simply enjoy flinging unproductive poo from the cheap seats.

#4 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2016-09-21 04:32 PM | Reply

And Hillary supporters are only interested in half-_____ solutions. See #2 above.

#5 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2016-09-21 04:34 PM | Reply

You can always move to another laboratory of democracy if you don't like the way yours is being run.

Here in California, "The median rate increases in 2015 and 2016 were lower than in the pre-ACA period."
"The finalized median premium increase in 2016 was 4.6%, slightly higher than the preliminary figure (3.8%), but still lower than the 2015 increase (6.0%)"
www.chcf.org

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-09-21 06:19 PM | Reply

#6

You know.. I'm 55 years old, and retiring to some other country is starting to have a certain amount of appeal.

#7 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2016-09-21 06:56 PM | Reply

#6

Funny you point that out, Snoof, Covered California started enrollment in October, 2013, and here are the rate increases ever since:

2014 14.7
2015 6.0
2016 4.6

California insurers, knowing that ACA was coming, jacked up the rates at the start of Covered California so that subsequent rate increases looked better in comparison.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-09-21 07:05 PM | Reply

thanks for posting, good links.

#9 | Posted by ichiro at 2016-09-22 01:53 AM | Reply

Bummer

#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2016-09-22 10:44 AM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Lol, poor SNOOFY, his literalism got the best of him that time.

I doubt he even compared overall costs in his recommendation.

#11 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2016-09-22 10:47 AM | Reply

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