Mapping Premium Variation in the Individual Market

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This Kaiser Family Foundation analysis found that monthly premiums per person ranged from $136 in Alabama to more than $400 in Vermont and Massachusetts, for a national average of $215. The variation in premiums reflects several factors:

  • Cost of living,
  • Health care costs,
  • State demographics,
  • Plans' cost-control efforts,
  • The range of benefits, and
  • Cost sharing

The cheapest plans may also be less comprehensive than those that are more expensive. To read the analysis click here.


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Date: Aug 2011