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Huge Obamacare premium hikes called ‘one-time’ fix

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Obamacare is not in a death spiral. In fact, insurers’ prospects in the individual market are looking brighter, according to a new S&P Global Ratings analysis.

 

Insurers have started closing the kind of eye-popping losses that prompted them to hike premiums for the Obamacare benchmark plans an average of 25% for 2017. S&P expects rate requests for 2018 will be “well below” that level.

“We view 2017 as a one-time pricing correction,” the report found.

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