Kaiser Permanente said its rate hikes for children would result in "slightly lower increases to older members."
Kennedy-Simington, a past president of the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, said families with children should compare all possible insurance options, and check to see if they qualify for premium tax credits through Covered California.
"The only way to get prices down is to move from one carrier to another or to downgrade," she said. "So shopping will be critical."
(Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a national health policy news service. It is an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. This story was produced by Kaiser Health News, which publishes California Healthline, an editorially independent service of the California Health Care Foundation.)
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