California Predicts Premium Increase Of 11%, Plus Drop In Enrollment
Meanwhile, CMS rejected Ohio's application to eliminate the health law's individual mandate, saying the state didn't provide a complete plan.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Covered California Premiums Projected To Rise 11 Percent In 2019
The cost of health insurance continues to climb in California. Estimates released Thursday by Covered California, the state insurance marketplace, project that premiums in the individual market will rise 11 percent next year, while enrollment in the exchange — which is larger than any other state’s — will drop 12 percent. (Ho, 5/17)
Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Feds Reject Ohio's Request To Nix Obamacare Individual Mandate
The federal government has turned down Ohio's request to nix Obamacare's individual mandate, saying the Department of Insurance didn't provide necessary information in its application. (Hancock, 5/17)