Fall Enrollment Efforts Could Be Pivotal For Federal Health Law

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell at a Senate hearing in 2014. “We expect this to be a transition period for the marketplace,” she told reporters Wednesday. “Issuers are adjusting their prices, bringing them in line with actual data on costs.”

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell at a Senate hearing in 2014. “We expect this to be a transition period for the marketplace,” she told reporters Wednesday. “Issuers are adjusting their prices, bringing them in line with actual data on costs.”

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Rate hikes are likely on the way for insurance plans issued under the Affordable Care Act, health policy analysts say. Consumers’ out-of-pocket costs are expected to climb in 2017 and some major insurers have signaled they are pulling out of the health insurance exchanges in a number of states.

In a meeting Wednesday with reporters and representatives of groups working to increase enrollment in the health plans, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia BurwellArticle source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/10/19/498593672/fall-enrollment-efforts-could-be-pivotal-for-federal-health-law?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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