MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Health care premiums in Minnesota could skyrocket next year, if providers get their way.

Eight Minnesota health insurers have proposed premium increases ranging from 11 to 74 percent.

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One of the largest providers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, wants to raise prices on some of its plans by 50 percent.

Insurers said higher-than-expected care costs from customers they gained under the Affordable Health Care Law and the rising cost of prescription drugs are reasons for the proposed increases.

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“The proposed rate increases from Minnesota’s health insurers are outrageous, given that our state’s health care costs have been increasing by only three percent,” Gov. Mark Dayton said in a recent statement.

Right now the rate increases are only proposals and must be approved by state regulators.

This has to happen before October 1.

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To see the list of Minnesota rate review submissions, click here first. After that, click the button marked “Search ACA-Compliant Products.” Select Minnesota as the state, and insert January 1, 2016 through January 1, 2017 for the effective date range.