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Lt. Governor Roberts' Statement in Response to Today's OHIC Announcement

Thursday, July 17, 2014

PROVIDENCE—Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Hittner on premium increases requested by the state's insurers:

"I want to thank Dr. Kathleen Hittner for continuing to push for lower premium increases than requested by the state's top insurers. Together with the work and progress of HealthSource RI, there will now be more competition in the market and more choices for Rhode Islanders to obtain affordable coverage. Through the state's ongoing health reform efforts, we will continue down the path of decreasing costs, creating even more affordable coverage in the years to come."

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