Oregonians who buy own health insurance face big hikes in 2017

New premium requests from insurers spell trouble for Oregonians

Oregonians who buy their own health insurance face a second straight year of hefty premium hikes that could boost coverage costs by nearly a third.

Insurers want to boost premiums by 15 percent to 32 percent next year, according to a summary of rate requests submitted recently to the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

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