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1924, 21 Aug 16

Big Obamacare Increases Coming in Wisconsin

Lovely. Thanks, Obama.

With the fourth open-enrollment period set to begin this fall for the marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act, it’s becoming clear that the market for health insurance has not evolved as expected, or hoped.

The market is smaller than projected. The people who have bought health plans overall are sicker than predicted. And health insurers have incurred larger losses than anticipated.

As a result, some large national insurance companies, including UnitedHealthcare, Humana and Aetna, plan to abandon markets across the country next year. And health insurers in Wisconsin are proposing the largest rate increases yet for health plans sold on the online marketplaces throughout the state.

The proposed increases could range from 5.44% to 37.88% statewide, according to filings with the federal government. In Milwaukee County, the smallest proposed increase is 9.06%.


1924, 21 August 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    More liberal policy pain.

    When will liberals apologize to rest of us for this?

  2. Pat

    I don’t understand why our lawmakers have done nothing to improve/change the affordable healthcare act. Everyone complains about it but have done absolutely nothing to make it better. And it needs to be made better. Maybe it’s time to elect people who will actually do something.

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