Insurers Look to Ramp Up Premiums in Health Law Exchanges

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Rate requests underscore struggles under ACA to enroll enough healthy people to offset costs of the sick

Insurers are particularly concerned about the fate of payments that reduce health costs for low-income enrollees, which the Trump administration has threatened to halt, and enforcement of the individual mandate meant to prod young, healthy people to buy insurance.
Insurers are particularly concerned about the fate of payments that reduce health costs for low-income enrollees, which the Trump administration has threatened to halt, and enforcement of the individual mandate meant to prod young, healthy people to buy insurance.PHOTO: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG NEWS

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June 16, 2017 5:30 a.m. ET

A growing number of major insurers are seeking premium increases averaging 20% or more for next year on plans sold under the Affordable Care Act, according to rate proposals in more than 10 states that provide the broadest picture so far of the strains on the marketplaces.

As Republicans try to pass a health-care bill to overhaul the ACA, the attention has focused on insurers’ withdrawals from a few states that risk…

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