Maine to adopt more robust rate review process

Maine Health Insurance

Maine aims to mitigate costly health insurance rate hikes Many of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S. have warned states that they can expect to see significant rate increases for coverage in the coming years due to provisions of the Affordable Care Act being enacted by the federal government. This has caused some state officials to direct their anger at the federal government, while other states have been working to adopt a more robust rate review process that may enable them to avoid serious rate hikes in the…

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Open forum for small group health reveals public opinion

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine hosted a public comment forum Monday to discuss their impending rate hikes. A small group assembled in opposition of the proposed premium increases, most of whom were vocal with their disdain. The insurer is seeking to raise its rates as a result of rising medical costs and insists that the new rates will help ensure the quality of health care remains high. Many policyholders aren’t buying it. “We all know this is not about delivering quality care,” argues one angry Mapleton resident,…

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