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Instructions for Commenting to HHS on a Specific ACA Health Insurance Plan's Rate Increase of More Than 10%

If you really want to get in the weeds and comment on a SPECIFIC PLAN with a proposed increase of 10% or more, do the following:

•  Go to https://ratereview.healthcare.gov

•  Select "Search ACA-Compliant Products.”

•  Select Missouri and click on “Submit Search.”

•  The search will return a list of insurance plans in the state with proposed rate increases of 10% or greater.  Click on a plan to see the details about the rate hike.

U.S. Senate Passes Rental Car Safety Bill

Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, July 30, 2015: The U.S. Senate voted to enact the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act, as part of the DRIVE Act, which will provide long-term funding for transportation projects across the nation.

CCM Asks Feds to Hold Hearing, Find Health Insurance Rate Hikes Excessive

Saint Louis, MO, July 30, 2015: Consumers Council of Missouri is calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate projected rate increases from Coventry Health Insurance and four other Missouri insurers, each of whom has proposed raising rates by more than 10 percent in 2016.

GM Faces Federal Probe Over Recalls

The Detroit News, July 23, 2015: General Motors Co. now faces an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, adding to a list of several authorities and agencies looking into the automaker’s conduct after its delayed ignition switch recall last year.

Blunt Asked to Support Safe Rental Car Act

Joplin Independent, July 13, 2015

ST. LOUIS, Mo – The Consumers Council of Missouri announced yesterday that it is calling upon Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, to co-sponsor legislation to bar rental car companies from renting or selling unsafe, recalled vehicles to the public until the safety defects have been repaired. A key vote over rental car safety is expected July 15, 2015, in the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. 

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