(CNBC) — Marilyn Tavenner's crystal ball didn't foresee the initial epic flop of HealthCare.gov when she actually ran the agency in charge of the website. Now, as an insurance lobbyist, she sees big jumps in Obamacare insurance premiums next year.
"I've been asked, what are the premiums going to look like? I don't know, because it also varies by state, market, or even within markets," Tavenner told the MorningConsult.com in an interview.
"But I think the overall trend is going to be higher than we saw in previous years. That's my big prediction," said Tavenner, who is now president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, the industry's lobbying group.
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