Health Insurance Actuaries In the Hot Seat On 'Rate Shock'

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jay Hancock, working in collaboration with Politico Pro, reports: "Few aspects of the Affordable Care Act are more critical to its success than affordability, but in recent weeks experts have predicted costs for some health plans could soar next year. Now health law supporters are pushing back, noting close ties between the actuaries making the forecasts and an insurance industry that has been complaining about taxes and other factors it says will lead to rate shock for consumers" (Hancock, 4/18). Read the story.

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