Health insurers in Washington, D.C., Oregon, and Vermont have requested double-digit premium rate increases for Obamacare plans next year, according to state and district insurance commissioners.
The labor force participation rate has not returned to pre-recession levels for Americans with no college degree, according to a report from the Center of Immigration Studies.
The majority of small businesses—55 percent—say that progressive policies like the Obamacare mandate, minimum wage hikes, and regulation threaten expansion of their business, according to the 2017 small business survey from the Job Creators Network.
Health insurers in Virginia are requesting premium rate increases as high as 20.4 percent for next year, InsuranceNewsNet reported.
Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, has announced that it will exit all Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2018 after experiencing massive losses in 2016 and 2017.
The federal government collected approximately $1.93 trillion in taxes in the first seven months of fiscal year 2017, but the federal government still ran a $344 billion deficit during that time, according to the latest monthly Treasury Department statement.
Most unemployed Americans favor repealing Obamacare and say it would be easier to get a job if there was less illegal immigration, according to a survey from Express Employment Professionals.
Health care insurers in Connecticut have requested premium rate hikes as high as 52.1 percent, according to the state’s insurance administration.
Aetna’s CEO Mark Bertolini said that if Obamacare does not get fixed and nothing happens to it, “it is going to continue to deteriorate.”
Health care insurers in Maryland have requested premium rate hikes as high as 150.83 percent for next year, according to the state’s insurance administration.