Healthcare: Some Insurers Seek ACA Premium Increases of 30% and Higher — Senate Republicans Rebuff Donald Trump’s Health-Care Push

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Companies say they are struggling to make decisions as Congress and White House wrangle over health care

Harland Stanley of Louisville, Ky. has an Anthem health-insurance plan, and Anthem has proposed an average rate increase of about 30%.
Harland Stanley of Louisville, Ky. has an Anthem health-insurance plan, and Anthem has proposed an average rate increase of about 30%. PHOTO: JESSICA EBELHAR FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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Aug. 1, 2017 8:19 p.m. ET

Major health insurers in some states are seeking increases as high as 30% or more for premiums on 2018 Affordable Care Act plans, according to new federal data that provide the broadest view so far of the turmoil across exchanges as companies try to anticipate Trump administration policies.

Big insurers in Idaho, West Virginia, South Carolina, Iowa and Wyoming are seeking to raise premiums by averages close to 30% or more, according to preliminary rate requests published Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and…

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