Editorial: Rising Premiums Tied to Growing Health Costs
While Anthem Blue Cross' proposed 20% premium increase for individual policies is "staggering," premiums will continue to be high unless something is done to control the "spiraling costs of medical care," a Los Angeles Times editorial states. The editorial adds, "The system needs to change fundamentally, shifting its focus from treating the sick to keeping people healthy. And it has to start rewarding quality and efficiency."
- "Anthem Tries Again" (Los Angeles Times, 7/2).