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Vermont First In Parade Of States To Publish Premium Costs

The state is the first to publish proposed 2014 individual health insurance rates under the federal health law.

The Wall Street Journal: First Peek At Health-Law Cost
Two health-insurance carriers in Vermont are proposing to keep their rates about flat next year when the Obama health law overhaul takes full effect, a development that experts say is unlikely to be matched in other states where premiums could surge. Vermont on Monday became the first state to signal how much insurers are seeking to charge when the federal law kicks in (Radnofsky and Mathews, 4/1).

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: No Rate Shock Seen In Proposed 2014 Premiums In Vermont
After years of anticipation, Vermont became the first state Monday to publish proposed 2014 individual health insurance rates under the federal health law. Despite Republican and insurers' predictions, there was no "rate shock" in the new premiums, according to the Vermont governor's office and insurance representatives (Galewitz, 4/1).

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