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President Trump has cheered on some of Obamacare’s troubles, using them to justify his party’s efforts to repeal the law. (Photo: iStock)

Health insurers are asking for sharp increases in the cost of their Obamacare plans next year, thanks to instability in the law’s coverage markets that’s been compounded by the Trump administration.

In Maryland, Virginia and Connecticut — the first states to make filings public — premiums for Affordable Care Act plans will rise more than 20 percent on average, according to data compiled by  ACASignups.net and Bloomberg. The increases follow years of rising premiums under ex-President Barack Obama.

 

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