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Oregon Pushes Back on Insurance Rate Increases

The Lund Report
The Oregon Insurance Division lowers several key rate increase requests

December 10, 2010 -- Oregonians with spendy individual and small-business health insurance plans are again facing double-digit increases.

It could be worse.

More than at any time in the past year, the Oregon Insurance Division has pushed back on several rate increases sought by the state's largest insurers, trimming them from anaverage 16 percent to 12 percent.

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