Oregon's health insurance hikes better than most states

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Oregon will see below-average insurance claim hikes when 2017 health reforms kick in, a new study says.

The study, which did not include inflation, sparked predictable debate: critics of the federal Affordable Care Act touted its findings, while defenders of the law called the study skewed -- noting, among other things, that it ignores the fact that many people will qualify for tax credits to offset costs.

Regardless, the study found that Oregon should fare well compared to other states. The state's projected cost increase for insurance claims was 14.3 percent, well below average. Only nine states did better, and states on the other end of the spectrum saw cost increases of 80 percent.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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