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Getting into the weeds: the factors that contributed to health exchange premium hikes

Kimberly Adams Oct 25, 2016
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Alberto Abin walks out of the UniVista Insurance company office after shopping for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in Miami, Florida.   Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Getting into the weeds: the factors that contributed to health exchange premium hikes

Kimberly Adams Oct 25, 2016
Alberto Abin walks out of the UniVista Insurance company office after shopping for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in Miami, Florida.   Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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The big news in healthcare today is about Obamacare. The federal government says premiums for 2017 for some of the more popular plans in the program will go up an average of 25 percent. The healthcare exchange is having a rough time of it — insurance companies keep pulling out, and healthy young people the system needs aren’t opting in quickly enough. Here’s a look at how we got here, and what it might take to move forward.

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