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Posted on June 29 at 12:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ironically, if MVP is proposing an average rate increase of 17 percent, that's definitely a measure of relief for at least some MVP subscribers. I left their Medicare Advantage plan at the end of last year when they proposed their latest increase -- 24 percent. In three years, my rate increased 108 percent, or an average of 36 percent a year. In short, the monthly rate went from $114.40 in 2011 to $238 in 2014.

From: Where is health coverage savings?

Posted on December 10 at 12:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If someone named Golub held up a Price Chopper store, my first question as a reporter would be: "Is he related to the owners?" When a guy named Dake tries to hold up a Stewarts, we need to know if he's related to the family that owns the chain. If he isn't, so be it. We still need to know. And if he is, then you missed the real story.

From: Patrons at Rexford Stewart's hold alleged robber for police

Posted on October 24 at 3:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I belong to the also highly rated MVP Gold Anywhere Medicare Advantage Plan and I wonder if the CDPHP members are facing the same kind of skyrocketing rates as we are. As of Jan. 2014, my monthly rate with MVP will have gone up 108 percent, or an average annual increase of 36 percent. If I were to stay with this plan and rates were to continue to rise at this same annual level, I would be paying more than $1,100 a month in five years. I have opted to go elsewhere.

From: High grades for CDPHP Medicare plans

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