Sticker Shock Likely For Maryland Obamacare Plans
State regulators are expected to announce 2018 premiums today. Meanwhile, an analysis released Thursday details how one GOP health plan -- the one being drafted by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) -- would impact various states, and take a high toll on Connecticut.
The Baltimore Sun:
Maryland Health Insurers To Announce Rates After Hike Request
People buying health insurance through the state health exchange are about to get an idea of how much more they will have to pay for their plans next year — and there is likely to be sticker shock. There are two carriers left selling Obamacare plans in the state after three exited the market, and the Maryland Insurance Administration is expected to announce Friday how much they will be allowed to charge. (Cohn, 8/24)
The CT Mirror:
New Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Hurt CT, Report Says
But that repeal and replace plan would increase the number of uninsured nationwide, restructure Medicaid and have an especially harmful impact on Connecticut and a handful of other states, a liberal-leaning Washington D.C.-based think tank said. ... The plan would eliminate the ACA’s marketplace subsidies and the increased federal Medicaid funds states like Connecticut received to expand that health care program for the poor to more people – including single adults who did not earn more than 138 percent of the federal poverty rate. That federal money, which helped states cut the number of uninsured, would be replaced by block grants that would grow at the annual inflation rate — not the higher medical inflation rate. (Radelat, 8/24)