Surprise! (But only if you haven’t been paying attention.)
At the beginning of May, I blogged about the looming October Obamacare surprise — seriously nasty rate hikes.
Unfortunately (or fortunately — depending on where you stand) for Democrats, pending rate increase announcements could not come at a worse time. Open enrollment begins the first week of November, just in time for Obamacare and independent health insurance consumers to take their sticker shock to the ballot box.