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Healthcare advocate calls for public hearing on rate hike

State Healthcare Advocate Victoria Velti
State Healthcare Advocate Victoria Velti

HARTFORD, Conn. – State Healthcare Advocate Victoria Velti wrote the Insurance Department Friday and asked it to hold a public hearing on Anthem’s proposal to increase its health insurance rates next year an average of 12.5 percent.

Veltri pointed out that some of Anthem’s plans will see an increase of 17.38 percent, according to documents the company filed earlier this month with the Insurance Department.

Veltri said she was making the request under an informal agreement she has with the Insurance Department in the wake of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of a bill in 2011 that would have mandated a public hearing for any rate increase over 10 percent.

After Malloy vetoed the bill, Veltri and other advocates pressed the Insurance Department to agree to four public hearings per year for rate increases over 15 percent.

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One response to “Healthcare advocate calls for public hearing on rate hike”

  1. One and Done.

    The rate hikes are nothing. Just wait until you can’t find a good doctor anymore who will take appointments with less than a year’s notice. The emergency rooms will be flooded like they have never been thanks to Obamacare. God help those who do not stay healthy.

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