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Report looks at state strategies to prevent premium hikes

November 22, 2013

Several states are going beyond “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (ACA) provisions to protect consumers from health insurance premium increases, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The analysis of 11 states looks at state strategies to protect consumers from rate increases such as enhanced consumer protections and more equal sharing of risk under the ACA’s market reforms. For example, some states have established their own reinsurance programs with state funds to better control premium costs, while others have begun transitioning people with pre-existing conditions out of high-risk pools into plans with younger, healthier people.

For more on the report, click on: http://tinyurl.com/p388uqw.