Premiums Under ACA Rising Again In North Carolina - Alarming, But Not As Alarming As It Sounds

Jun 1, 2017

Much has been written about its demise, but until it is actually repealed, the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land.  The next enrollment period comes later this year.  The only insurer offering plans under the ACA in Western North Carolina, Blue Cross Blue Shield, announced premiums during the timeframe will rise on average almost 23%.  Jackie Kiger of Pisgah Legal Services spoke with BPR's Matt Bush and says while that premium rise is alarming, it doesn't mean many who buy their insurance through the ACA exchange will be paying more.  She also talked about dispelling many myths that still surround the law, and what changes Western North Carolina - a region very susceptible to changes to the current law - would see if the Republican-backed American Health Care Act were to ever become law.