by Wayne Oliver
Originally published in the Savannah Morning News on July 31, 2015
As the campaign season for the 2016 race for the White House commences, many of us are going to hear a lot about the state of health care in America and what needs to be done to rein in healthcare costs.
Health insurance companies across the country are seeking rate increases of 20 to 40 percent for next year – attributing most of the rate hikes to new, unhealthy customers insured under the Affordable Care Act. In Georgia, state Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens reports health insurance carriers are seeking rate hikes that average 15 percent but with some as high as 38 percent.