Study Finds ‘Lower Than Expected’ Obamacare Premiums
Posted at 8:03 a.m. on Sept. 5
A new Kaiser Family Foundation study found “lower than expected” premiums for the new Obamacare health insurance exchanges.
“While premiums will vary significantly across the country, they are generally lower than expected. For example, we estimate that the latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office imply that the premium for a 40-year-old in the second lowest cost silver plan would average $320 per month nationally. Fifteen of the eighteen rating areas we examined have premiums below this level, suggesting that the cost of coverage for consumers and the federal budgetary cost for tax credits will be lower than anticipated.”