September Premium Costs Set To Rise

September Premium Costs Set To Rise

In what Politico has dubbed as the “September surprise,” health care rates are set to increase this September, causing many Democratic candidates to worry about the November elections. According to this article, Democratic candidates are concerned that the soon to be implemented employer mandate may sway November voters. Politico describes Democratic reaction by its leadership – “Aware that state insurance rate hikes could give Republicans a chance to resurrect Obamacare as a political liability just weeks before the midterms, the White House’s internal health care enrollment outreach apparatus immediately redirected into a rapid-response, blocking-and-tackling research and press operation geared toward preempting GOP attacks on the issue.”

According to Politico, although rates have not been finalized, 21 states have posted health care bids for 2015. While some of the premiums do not show double-digit increases, average preliminary premiums still increased in all 21 states. Regardless how savvy and compelling their responses, the Democratic candidates will have a hard time justifying and explaining away the numbers.

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