Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals

The homepage of the Affordable Care Act exchange on Nov. 1, 2017 in Miami. The open enrollment period to sign up for a health plan on HealthCare.gov runs through Dec. 15; several states with their own health care exchanges have later deadlines.

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The homepage of the Affordable Care Act exchange on Nov. 1, 2017 in Miami. The open enrollment period to sign up for a health plan on HealthCare.gov runs through Dec. 15; several states with their own health care exchanges have later deadlines.

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Gene Kern, 63, retired early from Fujifilm, where he sold professional videotape. “When the product became obsolete, so did I,” he says, “and that’s why I retired.”

Kern lives in Frederick, Md., and has been an enthusiastic enrollee in Maryland’s health exchange since it began in 2014. But this fall he received a letter from his insurer explaining that the cost of his policy’s premium would jump from $800 a month to $1,300 in 2018.

Premiums have risen for many 2018 policies, though

Article source: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/12/14/570503475/consumers-hunting-for-health-insurance-find-high-prices-and-some-great-deals?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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