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Increased exchange competition points to generally tame 2015 rate increases
Modern Healthcare

People who have or are about to shop for health plans on Obamacare’s insurance marketplaces this week are understandably concerned about how much money they’ll have to pay for that coverage. Early analysis of state rate filings show that health insurers are generally keeping premium increases tame for consumers next year, but that depends largely on where payers are operating.The big-picture takeaway is exchange premiums are not likely to spiral out of control next year, many observers say, mostly because more insurers are entering the marketplaces and are forcing competitive price adjustments.