Battle brews over health premium hikes

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD SAYS it stands by its request for approval of health insurance premium hikes of up to 16 percent, despite a request by R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher F. Koller to withdraw them. /
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD SAYS it stands by its request for approval of health insurance premium hikes of up to 16 percent, despite a request by R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher F. Koller to withdraw them. /
PROVIDENCE – R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher F. Koller, himself in the crosshairs as House Democrats move to eliminate his office, has escalated a battle over health insurance premium hikes sought by the state’s leading insurers. In May, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, United Healthcare of New England and Tufts Health Plan…

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