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Commissioner: President’s Decision to End Health Insurer Subsidies Could Mean Increased Rates

Prairie Public Broadcasting (10/16/17) Thompson, Dave North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread said health insurance premiums will likely increase as a result of President Donald Trump’s decision to end cost sharing reductions...

NH Officials Call on Congress to Pass Bipartisan Health Care Measure

New Hampshire Union Leader (10/16/17) New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny on Oct. 16 sent a letter to leaders in Congress, urging them to restore cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments and pass the “Lower...

Governor, Insurance Commissioner Attack Health Care Executive Order

Delaware Business Now (10/13/17) Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro is critical of President Donald Trump’s decision to end cost-sharing provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Navarro said, “Today, millions of...

2017 Is on Track to Be a Record-Setting Year for Massive Natural Disasters in the U.S.

PBS (10/13/17) Santhanam, Laura According to data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, weather events have caused 15 disasters that have cost $1 billion or more each and killed 323 people this year. That toll occurred over the...

Shopping Season Begins for Insurance Policies

Faribault Daily News (10/16/17) Davis, Don State-run MNsure opened its website to allow Minnesotans to examine and compare 2018 insurance plans. They will be able to purchase 2018 policies Nov. 1 to Jan. 14, 2018. Next year’s individual...

Actually, Trump Is Raising Health Insurance Premiums

CNN Money (10/17/17) Luhby, Tami President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have said they will lower health insurance premiums, and the administration has decided to end cost-sharing subsidies for Affordable Care Act plans, which...

In Oregon, Some Premiums Will Rise But Plans Should Remain the Same After President’s Health Order

Portland Business Journal (Oregon) (10/16/17) Giegerich, Andy The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) says it is working on a plan “to ensure stability beyond this year,” following the Trump administration’s...

How Kansas, Missouri Health Markets Will Respond to President’s Orders

Kansas City Business Journal (10/16/17) Reuter, Elise Kansas and Missouri will not see immediate rate increases after President Donald Trump ended subsidies for individual plans on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, but plans are likely to be...

In Oregon, Some Premiums Will Rise But Plans Should Remain the Same After President’s Health Order

Portland Business Journal (Oregon) (10/16/17) Giegerich, Andy The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) says it is working on a plan “to ensure stability beyond this year,” following the Trump administration’s...

Montana Insurance Providers Allowed to File Rate Increases

Associated Press (10/16/17) Federal regulators are allowing two companies offering health insurance through the individual market in Montana to file rate increases following President Donald Trump’s recent decision to end certain payments...