Alaskans and 27 year old males will be among the hardest hit.
In 2016, many Americans currently participating on the ObamaCare exchanges will be facing much higher premiums, as well as higher deductibles, than were previously though under the “Affordable Care Act,” according to a new analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Those buying health insurance through “federal and state exchanges will see their monthly premiums for the popular silver-level plans jump by an average of more than 11%, while also likely facing higher deductibles,” according to USAToday.
However, some states—like Alaska—will be harder hit than others.
Here are some key points from the data (via USAToday):
- Average health insurance premiums for silver plans rose to nearly $300 a month for a 27 year old male, while deductibles were up 8%.
- The average family deductible soared in states including Washington state, where it was up 76% or about $3,500 a year; Mississippi, where it shot up 42% and South Carolina, which saw a 37% increase.
- In North Carolina, premiums and deductibles for silver plans increased on average by about 20%.
- Alaska had the biggest average premium increase — 35% — for a 27-year-old male. Three other states — Minnesota, Montana and Hawaii — all saw increases of more than 30%.
- Twenty-nine states have fewer gold plans and five states are losing more than half of their gold plans.
Here is the state-by-state premium and deductible analyses, based on the different type of plans:
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