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Federal exchanges also likely to see lower rates
Modern Healthcare

President Barack Obama last week touted an HHS report that found 2014 premiums for individual-market health plans in state-run insurance exchanges will be lower than those for comparable, currently available plans. But that HHS report didn’t address rates in the federally run exchanges in 34 states.

Although those states with “federally facilitated” exchanges have until July 31 to submit rates from insurers to HHS for approval, indications are that FFEs also will see lower rates. The issue of rates in the federally run exchanges was raised Monday when congressional Republicans sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking for information on the rates in the exchanges that will be run by the feds.