Obamacare Premium Costs Could Increase In 2017
The president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans told Morning Consult she believes the cost of Obamacare premiums will increase in 2017.By Briana Altergott | April 22, 2016
The president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans has predicted there will be significant increases in Obamacare premiums and other related costs in 2017.
Marilyn Tavenner said in an interview with Morning Consult this week, "I’ve been asked, what are the premiums going to look like? I don’t know, because it also varies by state, market, even within markets. But I think the overall trend is going to be higher than we saw previous years."
Tavenner, who oversaw the roll-out of Healthcare.gov and now works for the national trade association, said she believes this impending hike in health insurance rates is the result of market shifts, prescription drug price increases and rising health care costs.