MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesotans shopping for individual health insurance will be seeing a hike in premiums next year.

State officials announced the rates for 2017 Friday morning. The Minnesota Department of Commerce and MNSure said the rate increase ranges from 50 to 67 percent in the individual market.

The announcement comes ahead of the 2017 enrollment period, which begins on Nov. 1.

Premiums are going up because health insurance companies didn’t expect to cover as much as they have.

Since the introduction of the Affordable Healthcare Act in 2014, insurers cannot deny coverage for people with pre-existing health conditions.

Comments (8)
  1. But, but, but… I thought obammy said…

    1. Mike Coxin says:

      Liberals only know how to lie!

    2. Dan Mack says:

      Hillary will tax the rich and everything will be OK. Free stuff for all.

  2. Fred says:

    Anyone care to venture a guess on when this bubble is going to burst? I say give it two more years.

  3. Mike Coxin says:

    HA! Liberals you failed!

  4. rgw46 says:

    want truth>> pass along<< 1. Medicare could have been opened up..NO NEW SYSTEM and $$$$$ spent..
    2.ENOUGH SAID…this is fact.

  5. Roger Kleppe says:

    My wife’s individual high-deductible policy has increased from $337 in 2014 to $854 in 2017, a $6204 annual increase or 154% increase in Minnesota. An absolute crackup, death spiral. Democrats in denial. 230,000 people in MN without subsidies and 45,000 with subsidies.

  6. Rob says:

    “If you like your health care, you can keep your health care.”
    “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”
    “Your premiums will go down $2500 per year.”

    A vote for Hillary is a vote for more lies, more government, more taxes.

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