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Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: N.H. Insurance Department Officials Denounce Provider-Mailed Letters

“That’s been the number one question that all of our people that try to help clients have been trying to answer for people over the past couple of days,” he said. “They call in thinking they’re not going to be able to get insurance that’s affordable because they won’t have as much of a subsidy.”

The language is startling: a nearly $400 monthly premium increase for a New Hampshire 2018 health insurance plan over last year’s rates. A letter sent recently by an insurance provider to a New Hampshire resident states that in contrast to the $237 monthly premium the consumer paid in 2017, the cost of that plan next year would shoot to $630 a month if they chose to stay on – despite their federal subsidies. (11/4)



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