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Commentary: Health-insurance premiums for 2017 will be going up if you’re on the individual market

By Trudy Lieberman Special to KyForward Recently I got a note from a reader of these columns who lives in Warren, Ohio. He had seen conflicting reports about next year’s insurance premiums. The man was skeptical of an article he had read, which reported that insurance premiums are cheaper than they were in 2010, and that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will cost $2.6 trillion less...

Health-insurance companies seek rate increases averaging 17 percent; failure of non-profit blamed

From Kentucky Health News Health insurers want rate increases averaging 22.3 percent in 2017 for individual policies in Kentucky. Counting small-group plans, the overall increase would be 17 percent, “continuing a national trend of hefty hikes as insurers adapt to a market reshaped by President Barack Obama’s signature health care law,” Adam Beam reports for The Associated Press. “But...