Georgia Health Insurance Costs Up 198%?

UPArrow4-6A recent trend in the naming of legislation is to include the purported benefits in the title, hence, the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”—aka Obamacare. Unfortunately, experience has shown that many legislation titles tend to be diametrically opposed to reality, as in the “paperwork reduction act.”
Consequently, it came as no surprise that Ralph Hudgens, Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner, has asked for a 30-day delay in approving plans submitted by seven insurance companies. In his request to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Hudgens stated, “In complete contradiction to every promise made by the President with regard to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (‘PPACA’), insurance companies in Georgia have filed rate plans increasing health insurance rates up to 198 percent for some individuals.

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