NPR Audio: Obama Administration Touts Lower-Than-Expected Obamacare Premiums
Premiums in the health insurance exchanges set to open next week will be lower than anticipated, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.
According to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services, “premiums nationwide will … be around 16 percent lower than originally expected,” and 95 percent of uninsured people live in a state with average premiums that are lower than expected.
But while the premium “rate shock” that many predicted may not be materializing, there may be other things about the new health plans that consumers may not like that much.
Until now, the only premium information that’s been released publicly about the Obamacare exchanges has been for states running their own, and in many, the rates have been lower than expected.