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Health Care Choices and Premiums Under Obamacare: What's Going on in the States
What Is Happening In -

In , people buying individual market health insurance paid on average a month for coverage in . That is - (or ) than what they paid in 2013, the last year before Obamacare took effect-. Additionally, has health offering Obamacare exchange plans in offered individual market plans in 2013.

Average Monthly Premiums
Choice of Insurers
Relief From Federal Regulations Can Make Premiums More Affordable

While in most states premiums are up and choices are down, some states have seen improvements by taking advantage of some limited regulatory relief. Average premiums have declined in six states that got Obamacare federal waivers: Alaska (down 23%), Maine (down 6%), Maryland (down 8%), Minnesota (down 18%), New Jersey (down 10%), and Wisconsin (down 3%).

Note: This page was originally published on June 16, 2021.

Sources: Edmund Haislmaier and Abigail Slagle, "Obamacare's Health Insurance Exchanges in 2021: Increased Options, but Still Less Than Pre-ACA," March 16, 2021, and Edmund Haislmaier and Abigail Slagle, "Obamacare Has Doubled the Cost of Individual Health Insurance," March 21, 2021.

Design and Development: Graphic produced by John W. Fleming and Jay Simon.