9/25/2013

Obamacare exchanges will increase the lowest-cost premiums by up to 523%, average increase 194%, so much for making health insurance affordable

Here is what Obamacare will do to insurance premiums: the percent increases in the least cost insurance premiums for urban areas in 36 states.  Data is the WSJ (I calculated the percent changes):


Nebraska 523%
Arkansas 513%
North Carolina 423%
Ohio 336%
Louisiana 336%
Delaware 298%
Georgia 286%
North Dakota 272%
Mississippi 243%
New Mexico 232%
Wyoming 230%
Virginia 227%
Alaska 222%
South Carolina 202%
Wisconsin 190%
Kansas 181%
Tennessee 178%
Arizona 178%
Pennsylvania 167%
Michigan 151%
Florida 147%
Idaho 146%
Indiana 143%
Missouri 130%
Montana 123%
South Dakota 120%
Texas 119%
Alabama 113%
Utah 99%
Oklahoma 94%
Iowa 89%
West Virginia 83%
Illinois 69%
Maine 57%
New Jersey 35%
New Hampshire 25%

Average increase: 194%

More information is available here.

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