Sebelius pans ObamaCare ‘rate shock’ predictions

Sebelius pans ObamaCare ‘rate shock’ predictions

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius criticized state predictions that insurance rates will rise under ObamaCare, calling them “just factually incorrect.”

President Obama’s top health official panned projected rate increases in states like Ohio and Indiana and promised to release complete information on the rates in September.

“The information statements put out at the state level are just factually incorrect,” Sebelius said on a call with reporters.

“It’s unfortunate that in some instances, I think, erroneous information is being advanced as if these are the final rates available in the marketplace and that this is what consumers will be paying. And that’s just not accurate.”

Several states that have criticized President Obama’s healthcare law are projecting marked increases in the cost of coverage on the individual and small-group markets under the reform.

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