“It boils down to the fact that ACA customers are sicker and use more health care than individual customers historically have — and more than anyone projected. We’re seeing costs go even higher as more people with more health problems seek more medical care. That’s why we had to request a significant rate increase for next year’s ACA business,” the blog post states.
BCBS Rate Increase Request Not Off-Set by ACA Reimbursements
A July 7 article in the Raleigh News & Observer reported that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is eligible for nearly $295 million in federal reimbursements under the Affordable Care Act and seemed to question why, in light of this money, the company is seeking another rate increase from the state.
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