Congress has its hands full this month with the nagging reality of ObamaCare. Tuesday marks the deadline for insurance companies to set their premium rates for next year’s individual market. About 9 million middle-class Americans may be facing another health care gut punch with potential rate hikes as high as 20 percent.
According to the state’s Department of Insurance, health care insurers in Idaho have requested premium rate hikes as high as 81 percent for next year. The five insurers serving the individual market in Idaho are Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service, Mountain Health Co-Op, PacificSource Health Plans, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, and SelectHealth.