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Democratic analysis questions validity of insurance premium ‘rate shock’
Modern Healthcare

Where consumers live and their state’s previous insurance rules may determine whether they experience “rate shock” this fall in their small business and individual plans. One of Republicans’ key arguments opposing the health reform law has been that its insurance regulations will cause rates to go through the roof. House Democrats looked at recent insurer filings for 2014 premium rates in five states and found that “in many cases, the Affordable Care Act appears to be reducing rates even before tax credits are taken into account.”

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