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Some insurers explicitly factor political uncertainty into their initial premium requests. Photo: Getty images

The current political environment in Washington, D.C. has caused “new uncertainty” in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, prompting some insurers to factor this into their double-digit premium increases on exchange plans for the coming year, according to a report released today by the Kaiser Foundation.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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