Three anti-ACA states have among highest exchange premiums in nation

Three states that have come out against the Affordable Care Act have released the premiums on the health insurance exchanges, and they are among the highest in the nation, reported the Biloxi Sun-Herald. In Mississippi, premiums for a middling plan will average $448 a month before tax subsidies, compared to a nationwide average of $328 a month. In Wyoming, the premiums will average $516 a month, and in Alaska, $474 a month. Mississippi officials say the lack of competition among insurers and the state's poor health indicators are among the reasons behind the high rates. The high rates for private coverage among those three states--along with their refusal to expand their Medicaid eligibility--suggests their hospitals have a rocky fiscal path ahead of them. Article

 

 

Suggested Articles

Humana filed suit Friday against more than a dozen generic drugmakers alleging the companies engaged in price fixing.

Medicare Advantage open enrollment kicked off last week, and insurers are taking new approaches to marketing a slate of supplemental benefit options. 

Health IT company Cerner announced a definitive agreement to acquire IT consulting and engineering firm AbleVets as a wholly owned subsidiary.