Sunday, December 1, 2013

Kaiser, which has long claimed to practice preventive medicine, to raise rates 9.2 per cent, on reinstated policies

Apparently, Kaiser Permanente wasn't so interested in preventive medicine as it claimed. When required to provide preventive care, it raises rates.

Kaiser to raise rates on reinstated policies
The proposed 9.2% boost would cover higher costs associated with Obamacare
By Kristen Consillio
Star Advertizer
Nov 30, 2013

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii plans to boost rates by an average 9.2 percent for 11,000 individuals who were earlier notified their health insurance policies would be canceled at year's end because they did not meet the minimum requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act.

The state's largest health maintenance organization said it filed the proposed rate hike this week with the Insurance Division to cover higher projected medical expenses next year, costs associated with an aging population and taxes and fees related to the federal Affordable Care Act...

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