Ventura County To See 15.8 Percent Rise In Covered California Premiums
Rates are expected to increase across California counties for 2017.
Ventura County Star:
Covered California Premiums Projected To Rise 15.8 Percent In County
In an increase that a watchdog contends could push people to drop health insurance, next year's premiums in the Covered California marketplace are expected to rise an average of 15.8 percent in Ventura County. The weighted rate increase, which also affects Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, rises above the projected average hike of 13.2 percent across the statewide exchange. It ranks as the third largest increase among 19 Covered California pricing regions. Covered California is the exchange created by the Affordable Care Act to provide coverage, often with government subsidies, to people who were once uninsured. (Kisken, 8/25)