Affordable Care Act Premiums Expected to Rise

Open enrollment in Obamacare (formally known as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) began November 1. Those who enroll by December 15 will receive coverage at the beginning of 2017 in the government sponsored healthcare plan. However, insurers are raising their prices and reducing their presence on the state exchanges. Only two states will see price decreases, and premiums will double in Arizona. The average increase will be 22 percent.

Below is a table of new 2017 premiums and the percent change over last year’s premiums.

State2017Percent Change
Arizona422116
Alabama38458
Alaska76029
Arkansas2482
California2727
Coloradono dataN/A
Connecticut34017
Delaware34719
DC22222
Florida27014
Georgia27315
Hawaii28835
Idahono dataN/A
Illinois29843
Indiana229-3
Iowa30825
Kansas30842
Kentucky259 N/A
Louisiana34017
Maine31715
Marylandno dataN/A
Massachusetts219-3
Michigan2287
Minnesota34059
Mississippi27319
Missouri30518
Montana38144
Nebraska41151
Nevada2496
New Hampshire2192
New Jersey2865
New Mexico22429
New Yorkno dataN/A
North Carolina44640
North Dakota2887
Ohio2262
Oklahoma42469
Oregon28727
Pennsylvania32753
Rhode Islandno dataN/A
South Carolina31929
South Dakota37439
Tennessee38563
Texas26118
Utah29420
Vermontno dataN/A
Virginia26410
Washingtonno dataN/A
West Virginia38632
Wisconsin30416
Wyoming4139

To download the full report from the Department of Health and Human Services, click here.

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Ashton DeLano is a junior at the George Washington University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Economics with minors in Business Administration and Computer Science. He intends to cover developments in the health and energy sectors and the impact of new technologies on the consumer.

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