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Wall Street Journal: Health Insurers Plan Hikes
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010


Senator Graham’s comments on this article: I remain committed to repealing this multi-trillion dollar health care nightmare and replacing it with reforms that lower costs and improve access.

By Janet Adamy
Wall Street Journal

Health insurers say they plan to raise premiums for some Americans as a direct result of the health overhaul in coming weeks, complicating Democrats’ efforts to trumpet their signature achievement before the midterm elections.

Aetna Inc., some BlueCross BlueShield plans and other smaller carriers have asked for premium increases of between 1% and 9% to pay for extra benefits required under the law, according to filings with state regulators.

These and other insurers say Congress’s landmark refashioning of U.S. health coverage, which passed in March after a brutal fight, is causing them to pass on more costs to consumers than Democrats predicted.

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In the United States Senate, South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has earned a reputation as a conservative, a problem-solver, and a leader who gets things done. He is a great friend to our men and women serving in uniform, a leading advocate for cutting the out-of-control spending in Washington, and a strong opponent of Obamacare. Learn more about Lindsey here.