Thanks, Obama: Idaho Insurers Request Premium Rate Hikes As High As 81%

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Health care insurers in Idaho have requested premium rate hikes as high as 81 percent for next year, according to the state’s Department of Insurance.

For all plans, insurers requested rates ranging from a low of 25 percent to a high of 51 percent for a combined average statewide rate increase of 38 percent. For Obamacare’s popular Silver plan, the average rate increase among all insurers was even higher at 50 percent, with one insurer requesting a high of 81 percent.

“I am deeply disappointed and frustrated to share these rates,” said Dean Cameron, who directs the department. “I understand how difficult it will be for Idahoans to afford reasonable coverage, especially those without a subsidy.”

“I call on Congress to either repeal the CSR requirement or fund the program,” Cameron said. “That action alone would reduce the proposed increase by at least 20 percent on the Silver plans.” Read more at WASHINGTON BEACON.



  1. Molina Healthcare has announced it is exiting the Obamacare exchanges in Utah and Wisconsin and may pull out of more state marketplaces as they had experienced a $230 million loss in the second quarter of 2017. In the remaining Obamacare exchanges, the health insurer is planning to increase premiums by 55 percent next year.

  2. Yeah, aaahh know, but aaahh did tell you if you liked your old plan you could keep it and if you liked your old doctor you could keep him too. So whass da problem?
    Besides, if you have an issue now go talk to the president you elected. I wanted Hillary but you picked Trump because he said he could fix everything. Call him.

  3. I’m sorry. I am NOT schlepping up to the mountains for visiting day. I won’t do it anymore. Call me all the names in the book. I will not be abused anymore. No more sitting in traffic with the kvetching kids. Enough is enough.


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