Tuesday, September 29, 2015

No, PPACA Has Not Bent The Cost Curve Down

Health insurance premiums for the program that covers federal employees and retirees will increase an average of 6.4% next year, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management disclosed Tuesday. 
That 6.4% increase for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program — the nation's largest group plan with 8.2 million enrollees —ends a four-year run in which the average annual premium increase was under 4%. Premiums increased an average of 3.2% in 2015, 3.7% in 2014, 3.4% in 2013 and 3.8% in 2012. ...