People who buy individual health plans through the federal exchange in Alabama might soon see a big premium jump, anywhere from 26 to 41 percent over last year. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, soon to be the state’s only health insurance provider, has proposed the rate hike to take effect in 2017.
The same is true in other states, and those increases are projected to be steeper than in previous years, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama will soon be the only health insurer offering coverage under the Affordable Care Act in that state, and Blue Cross is asking for big rate increases.
The increases in Alabama could affect about 160,000 people. Among them is Brian Cauble,...