Health Insurance rates are rising by double digits. The Insurers and the Obama administration both say its not due to the Healthcare Reform laws – most of the provisions do not start until 2012 or later. So what is the reason for the price increases – non-shared sacrifice? Well a Google query may have the answers:
20 Feb 2011 – … health insurers intend to raise premiums on average by double digits for next year, … Univera Healthcare wants to raise rates by 5.4 percent for its …www.nulls.net/…/health/…/big-boosts-in-premiums-for-health–insurance/ – Cached
3 days ago – Carriers’ 2010 profits grew by double digits despite new legislation … cope with rising health costs in a tough economy, health–insurance companies are continuing to … for many years has been content to let these costs rise without negotiating effectively, ….Mexico’s peso slips as interest rate holds steady …
1 day ago – “You won’t really address the cost of health insurance unless you … said his company had experienced double–digit increases in premiums for seven years, even as benefits were whittled back. … Op-Ed: Arabs Rise, Tehran Trembles …
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