Panel Overturns Mass. Cap on Health Plan Rate Hikes
On Thursday, a three-member insurance appeals board overturned Massachusetts' limit on health premium increases for small businesses and individual members covered by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, ruling that the rate increases originally planned by the insurer in April were reasonable. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) criticized the ruling and said he would work to overturn it.
- "Rate Cap for Insured Overturned" (Abelson/Wallack, Boston Globe, 6/25).