(WSJ) Health-Insurance Costs Set for a Jolt

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Healthy consumers could see insurance rates double or even triple when they look for individual coverage under the federal health law later this year, while the premiums paid by sicker people are set to become more affordable, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of coverage to be sold on the law's new exchanges.

The exchanges, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's health-care law, look likely to offer few if any of the cut-rate policies that healthy people can now buy, according to the Journal's analysis. At the same time, the top prices look to be within reach for many people who previously faced sky-high premiums because of chronic illnesses or who couldn't buy insurance at all.

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Posted July 2, 2013 at 6:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. TomRightmyer wrote:

Obamacare is simply another unfunded federal mandate to increase the number of people whose medical care is paid for by state taxes rather than by the Chinese government or inflation.

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