PPACA http://boisestatepublicradio.org en HHS Calls Insurance Rate Hike Requests in Idaho "Excessive" http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/hhs-calls-insurance-rate-hike-requests-idaho-excessive <p>Health and Human Services says nine states, including Idaho, have companies asking for excessive health insurance rate hikes.&nbsp;</p><p>As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the federal department says some rate hikes of more than&nbsp;ten percent are &ldquo;unreasonable.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>In Idaho, John Alden Life Insurance Company and Time Insurance Company asked for double-digit increases this year. &nbsp;</p><p>Health and Human Services says the companies involved should rescind the rate hikes, issue refunds, or explain why they won&rsquo;t.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 22:37:48 +0000 Samantha Wright 2877 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org HHS Calls Insurance Rate Hike Requests in Idaho "Excessive"