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Aetna CEO "Get Ready For Rate Shock" In 2014

From today's Forbes Magazine Blog by Avik Roy.  Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini discusses the likelihood that individual & family rates under PPACA (Obama Care) may experience a large premium increase over the current health plan rates as well as a narrowing of provider networks  and cutting of reimbursement rates to medical providers.

Aetna CEO Bertolini: Get Ready for 'Rate Shock' as Some Health Insurance Premiums to Double in 2014

I am curious to see the 'Covered California' individual & family rates for 2014 however I don't expect them to be available for quite some time as the plan designs for the Qualified Health Plans are still in the infant phase of development.



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