2016 Rate Requests: Where Things Stand So Far (Spoiler: All over the map)

WIth Media Matters weighing in on the 2016 Rate Hike issue, I figured this might be a good time to do a state-by-state roundup of where things stand at the moment:

As you can see, it's pretty much all over the place so far, with weighted average increases ranging from as low as 5.2% requested (Connecticut) to as high as 24.2% approved (Oregon).

Of course, Kentucky hasn't even been weighted yet, and even with KY I've only collected 9 states so far (representing around 10% of the total ACA exchange enrollees nationally), so the true picture could indeed end up being ugly, but again, everyone should chill out a bit until the dust settles and we see what the bigger picture ends up looking like.