7 insurers, 13.8 percent rate average increase for health insurance under Trump

Kreidler approves 7 insurers, 13.8 percent rate average increase | Tacoma Weekly

Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler approved seven health insurers to sell 40 health plans for 2019 in Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s health insurance exchange. The average approved rate increase for insurers that sell inside the Exchange is 13.8 percent. Plans will be available in all counties. Insurers initially requested a 19.8 percent rate increase.

via Kreidler approves 7 insurers, 13.8 percent rate average increase | Tacoma Weekly

Didn’t Trump promise to bring down drug costs, and reduce health care premiums? What happened? Costs are still going up in the double digits and people are doing without food or going homeless to afford medications.