Health-insurance companies are raising rates in Colorado, ending sales of child-only policies and blaming their actions in part on the federal health reform law, moves that regulators call “bizarre” and consumer advocates are vowing to watch, The Denver Post reports.
The election-season changes by insurers come as Democrats and Republicans escalate harsh rhetoric on the reforms passed in March.
The White House has already warned companies against unjustified rate hikes.
At least six major companies — including Anthem, Aetna, Cigna and Humana — have said they will stop writing new policies for individual children not covered by their parents’ or other plans, insurance officials said.
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