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Huge Obamacare premium increases in Minnesota. Where are Rick Nolan and Angie Craig?
NRCC | September 1, 2016

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The federal government unveiled the proposed rate increases for Minnesota’s individual health insurance market today, and the news is not good for Obamacare supporters or consumers who purchase their health care plan through MNsure.

The Star Tribune is reporting that thousands will be looking at premium increases of 50% or more in 2017

Will this news finally make Angie Craig and Rick Nolan change their tune on President Obama’s disastrous health care law? Or will they continue to stick to the Democrat script and support Obamacare, or in Rick Nolan’s case, support going even further?

NRCC Comment: “Minnesotans facing health care premium increases of 50% or more can thank Obamacare and Democrats like Rick Nolan and Angie Craig who continue to support it. Rick Nolan and Angie Craig’s support for Obamacare in the face of the disastrous consequences for Minnesota’s health care market shows that they care more about a partisan agenda than doing what’s right for Minnesotans.” – NRCC Spokesman Bob Salera


Minnesota health plans seek big premium jumps

Thousands could face increases of 50 percent or more, if approved by regulators.

Star Tribune

Christopher Snowbeck

September 1, 2016


Minnesota health plans are seeking large premium increases next year for people who buy coverage on their own, with some proposed jumps exceeding 50 percent.

The federal government posted the proposals on a website Thursday afternoon, and final rates will be announced Sept. 30.

Minneapolis-based UCare proposed an average rate increase of 66 percent for one of its products. A filing from Bloomington-based HealthPartners requests a 50 percent increase for a health plan that currently covers about 16,000 people.

Eagan-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is seeking rate increases of anywhere from 35 percent to 66 percent, depending on the health plan.

Health insurers across the country have proposed large premium increases to handle mounting losses in the individual market, which includes policies sold through government-run websites like Minnesota’s MNsure health insurance exchange.

With Thursday’s release of preliminary data, a public comment period begins. Regulators are reviewing the justification for rates, so final premiums could change.

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