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Health Insurance Rate Increases

Health Insurance Premiums Can Be (And Always Have Been) Volatile

Bob Semro | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Bob Semro

While the ACA may address some of the more extreme premium fluctuations, it does not fundamentally change the basic structure of a market that has always been highly volatile and uncertain. However, there are provisions in the ACA that do impact premiums.

Taking the Initiative in a Struggle Against Excessive Rate Increases

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When insurers behave this way, they are demonstrating that they care more about their bottom lines than their policyholders. Which makes it all the more imperative for California voters to sign those petitions and vote for the ballot initiative this fall.

Sebelius To Health Insurers: Stop Lying About Your Rate Increases

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top health official on Thursday warned the insurance industry that the administration won't tolerate blami...

Health Insurance Industry Executives Make Millions As Firms Plan Big Rate Hikes

Los Angeles Times | Noam N. Levey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top executives at the nation's five largest for-profit health insurance companies pulled in nearly $200 million in compensation last year -- while...

Abusive Rate Increases From Anthem Blue Cross: It's Time For Us To Make Our Voices Heard

Dr. Mark Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Mark Weiss

Excruciating, that's the pain I feel from people all over the country who have let me know we need to work together to stop abusive rate increases from Anthem Blue Cross.