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Friday, December 02, 2005

Md. tax boosts health insurance rates

(Updated December 26, 2005)
"Md. tax boosts insurance rates; CareFirst plans to pass cost to customers"
Examiner, December 2, 2005 (by Anna Bailey, Examiner Staff Writer)
HMO customers of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield will see an increase in their premium rates beginning next month - partly due to a tax Maryland legislators levied earlier this year to try to help doctors deal with escalating litigation costs.
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Republicans had predicted consumers would bear the brunt of the tax.
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Maryland's other health insurers raised their premium rates in the spring as a result of the tax . . .

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