Massachusetts health plan rates may rise by 14 percent
Boston Globe, February 19, 2008
Massachusetts officials are considering raising premiums as much as 14 percent and doubling some copayments for the a subsidized insurance program. State officials said they want to ensure that the program does not collapse under the weight of soaring costs or under a potential influx of residents whose employers drop coverage because the program offers a better deal for their workers. But some say the hikes would price people out of the program.