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Blue Cross’s Vermont Health Connect premiums have risen by over 90 percent during the last nine years. This year, Blue Cross and MVP are asking for double-digit increases.

Is this sustainable?

In reviewing a book calling for a total overhaul of the U.S. health insurance system, MIT’s Peter Dizikes noted that, “Americans have $140 billion in unpaid medical debt, more than all other personal debt combined, and three-fifths of it is incurred by people with health insurance.”

Is this sustainable?

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget reported that Medicare Advantage plans could be overpaid by the financially strapped Medicare Trust Fund by as much as $1.6 trillion over the next decade.

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