Hunting For A Health Plan? Bronze May Be Your Best Value

HealthCare.gov has already begun showcasing health plans and prices for 2017.

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HealthCare.gov has already begun showcasing health plans and prices for 2017.

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As customers this week begin shopping for 2017 health insurance on HealthCare.gov and state exchanges, which is a better buy, overall: a bronze plan, or silver? And will the IRS go after taxpayers next year who don’t repay the subsidies they got — but didn’t ultimately qualify for — in 2016? Here are the answers to some recent questions from readers.

I know that silver plans are the most popular type of coverage on the marketplace, but bronze plans are often a lot cheaper. Are there circumstances when I should consider buying bronze?

Bronze plans may make sense for some people, including those who are healthy and don’t expect to use much health care, as well as those who are sick and expect to use a lot of it. While the out-of-pocket spending limit for both bronze and silver plans is often

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/11/03/500102120/hunting-for-a-health-plan-for-2017-bronze-may-be-your-best-value?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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