Just on the heels of President Obama’s Health Care Reform Summit yesterday, it seems more rate hikes from health insurance companies are on the horizon. I know. Shocking!
Well, this time the rate increases are coming to Florida. Because, hey, why not?
Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Florida would like to increase their rates to 14% for some:
The health insurer has filed three rate requests with the Office of Insurance Regulation in the past month. It wants an 11.2 percent increase for individuals who pay preferred-provider organization policies while small-group plans would be increased by at least 14 percent.
The increases are necessary because of soaring medical costs, said Blue Cross Vice President Randy Kammer. She said the millions of uninsured people in Florida have left unpaid bills that forces hospitals and other health care providers to shift costs to private health plans.
I think we’ve all heard these excuses before, haven’t we? It’s the fault of the doctors, hospitals and patients of course! They HAVE to increases the profits rates!
So just add Florida to the list, along with Michigan, California, Connecticut and Maine, and many more in the future.
So hey Democrats: PASS. THE. BILL!