In 2014 the healthcare insurance industry is going to
be required to sell healthcare insurance policies through the health insurance
The healthcare insurance industry will also be
required to sell plans that comply with the rules and regulations of the Obama
The 3.5% tax “users fee” was published on a Friday
afternoon at the end of November. The tax received little media attention. I
said the healthcare insurance industry would pass this “users fee” on to the
At the end of December the healthcare insurance
industry did better than that. It increased healthcare insurance premium rates
by double digits.
insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning
double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the
biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health
care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for
The consumers most affected by the higher rates are
small businesses and consumer who must purchase insurance on their own.