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Anthem Rate Hikes Proposed 

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine wants people on two health insurance plans to pay 23% more for their coverage.Just last spring, Anthem requested an 18% rate hike on individual insurance plans.Maine’s insurance superintendent denied that, instead approving an increase of about 11%.This new request involves the same two plans.They provide coverage for 11,000 people in Maine.Anthem says it’s asking for the increase because the insurance company paid out more than it took in last year.