Modified Community Rating

This week’s Business First of Louisville had an article about Modified Community Rating.  Director of Government Relations Lawrence Ford is quoted throughout the article.

Here’s the link:

http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/print-edition/2013/05/24/modified-community-rating-system-is.html

Mr. Ford does a good job of explaining how this will impact Kentuckians rates.  He highlights two issues.  The first is younger people subsidizing the older population.  Insurance companies aren’t going to bring down older folks rates, they’re going to push the young population up to help offset the older population claims.  He also talks about the lack of a substantial penalty for those who don’t enroll.

Still something needs to be done about letting individuals buy whenever they get ill.  The way it’s currently set up that is what could happen.  I know there are talks about it, but we need something done soon before Jan 1, 2014.

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