Health insurers ask to keep rate-increase data secret while rates go up 9% for New Jersey public sector.


Health Insurers Ask to Keep Rate-Increase Data Secret – NYTimes.com.

Insures provide such date to the states to justify their  exorbitant  yearly increases but the data is not open to public inspection. It should be and if elected governor in 2013, New Jersey will join those states seeking transparency in the actuary information used by insurance companies to calculate their premiums.

As far as I know, New Jersey is not among the states seeking transparency.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/10/heath_care_rates_to_rise_by_9.html

Same increases are affecting the private sector and individual policy holders.

Furthermore, I intend to seek legislative action to give the state the ability to intervene in controlling premiums not only for individual policy holders but for large groups as well.

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