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Enzi, Hatch want figures on potential premium hikes
Modern Healthcare

Two Republican Senate leaders asked the Institute of Medicine this week to include estimated cost increases in insurance premiums (PDF) within the calculations it is required to produce for coming standardized insurance packages. The request by Sens. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), ranking member on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), ranking member on the Finance Committee, stems from the long-held Republican contention that coverage mandates in the 2010 law will accelerate rising health insurance costs.