Friday, August 14, 2009

Up, Up and Away

Nicely timed for the health insurance debate….

Michigan insurance regulators have approved a 22 percent increase for group and individual Blue Cross Blue Shield health policies in the state, according to reports published Thursday.

“Blue Cross officials have said they need rate increases to help cover $133 million in financial losses in 2008 on its individual health insurance policies,” reported Crain’s Detroit Business.

  Raw Story

Twenty-two percent – that should pinch. And isn't it slick that the group insureds are having to help cover the indivudal insureds' losses? Standard practice. But isn't that socialism? Downright communistic.

Blue Cross originally sought to raise individual rates by 56 percent and group rates by 41 percent. Its proposed rate increases were initially rejected by the state’s Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation....

Oh, well, 22 is a bargain then.

Blue Cross is also awaiting a September 14 hearing on its proposed 33 percent rate hike for senior citizens, according to Detroit Free Press.


....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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