Report: Health Care Law Could Make Ohio Premiums Skyrocket

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, also Ohio's point-person on insurance matters, says federal health care changes will have widespread and expensive impacts.(Photo: www.ohiogop.org)
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, also Ohio's point-person on insurance matters, says federal health care changes will have widespread and expensive impacts.(Photo: www.ohiogop.org)

A report prepared for the state says some Ohio health insurance premiums could go up as much as 150 percent while others could fall 40 percent in 2014, when much of the nation’s new health care law takes effect.

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who also heads the state insurance department, calls the findings from consulting firm Milliman Inc. alarming. The Republican Taylor says the law will have widespread and expensive impacts.

Taylor is Ohio’s point person on implementing the new health care law, and its advocates complain that her statement was overly partisan. Cathy Levine of the group Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage says consumers can have no expectation that Taylor is working on their behalf.

Comments
  • guest

    This article gives me goose bumps instead of a full picture. It only repeats what a politician says. How about the author reads Milliman report him/herself and draws his/her own conclusions, and puts a perspective on what Taylor says. That’s called real journalism.

  • kingf1sh

    Bad headline writer…BAD! According to the story, rates could go down to a greater degree than they may possibly climb. Why focus on the negative? Oh. Right. That makes for a sexier story. And by the way: Bad reporter…BAD! You’ve single-sourced a story using the Republican Lt. Gov. Please try again.