The Council for Affordable health insurance is a non-profit association that seeks to inform and educate people while promoting policies that will add to market competition and maximize consumer options for organization everybody can have access to health coverage at a reasonable price.

Why they are increasing insurance premiums?

There is a number of potential reasons for the increase in premiums and tends to vary from insurer to insurer. Generally, insurers reported higher tendencies this means that they are seeing higher than expected increases in medical costs and prescriptions drugs. Then after having completed a year in the markets of Affordable Care Act Affordable, insurers also have more information about the claims and know more about the state of health of members enrolled in plans.

health insurance

So part of this is a modification of premiums to better suit the risk they calculate expenses. Last year insurers had very little information about its insured when they determined the value of premiums. In addition, some insurance companies set premiums as a conservative response to gradual market programs designed to reduce the risk of plans that were incorporated into the insurance market.

Is a normal rise from year to year or something out of the ordinary?

The inflation-related reasons are understood. Most changes in the law designed from their specific duties to the pricing rules, to minims- benefits are tied to an inflation index. In addition demand for subsidies for health care will create a insist that will drive the price of medical services rise. The American Society of Auxiliaries of Justice estimate that the changes in the group risk insurance will make medical armed forces prices to rise by an average of 32% nationwide. Having said that, there are a number of local or state variations and premiums typically increase every year.

We are not sure yet whether the proposed increases are out of the norm in a general sense. Some of the proposed prices are definitely substantial, reaching 20, 30, 40 or 50%. However, it is important to note that we are not seeing the whole picture. (The site) just posted the proposed increases to at least 10%, so we have not seen all the plans proposed modest increases or even lower prices. This contributes to wrong conclusions because they have only the highest increases are those available “.

About 30 or 40% of expenditures are for needless services that contribute nothing to the development of health. Approximately 74% of the costs are labor costs. The labor productivity in the health sector is persistently low or negative. For example, during (the period) 1990-2010 productivity in the health sector declined by an average of 0.6% per year. In contrast, manufacturing productivity grew on average 4.7% annually.

It is important to remember that the workforce in the health sector is declining, that is growing only slowly. Despite the hopeful slowdown in health costs since 2010, health costs for families, when it comes to premiums and out of pocket expenses have continued to grow 2-3 times faster than wages own. Meanwhile CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) projected that during 2013 to 2022, national health spending will grow 42% faster between 2003 and 2012, a decade that saw a significant erosion in the purchasing power of products unrelated to health. Even with a favorable prognosis, health care costs are on track to consume more than half the median income of families in the next decade.