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Obama Health Chief Hits Republicans for Warnings on Premiums

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U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius criticized Republican state leaders warning of big premium increases due to the Affordable Care Act, saying today that their numbers are “just factually incorrect.”

Republican officials in Georgia, Indiana and Ohio have predicted premium increases of as much as 200 percent as one of the law’s chief components, online insurance marketplaces, take effect. Leaders in Democratic-led states including New York and California have said smaller increases or savings will occur when subsidies accompanying the law are included.