Anthem Blue Cross 39% rate increase for 2010 makes headlines

Considering changing your health care provider? Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) last night spoke of Anthem Blue Cross of California customers facing huge rate hikes of 39% this year. This of course is much better than the 68% they faced last year. In Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield asked for a 56% rate hike but settled for a 22% average slamming. Whew, that could have been devastating to the individual subscribers. And in November 2009, reported of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota "In September, the company was charged with misusing $23,000,000 in premium dollars." What are the Anthem rates in your state?

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