The first projections for Trumpcare 2019 are in: Expect rate increases of up to 30%

By Covered California’s estimate, the marketing cutback is penny-wise and plain foolish. On the assumption that individuals who are eligible to sign up but fail to do so are on average 25% healthier, or less costly to the insurance pool, than the average enrollee, its actuaries estimate that premiums in the federal marketplace states will rise by about 1.3% in 2019 because of the cutback alone. That increase will cost about $1 billion nationwide, swamping the $90 million in so-called savings in marketing expenses.

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