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September 7, 2018

‘Obamacare' premiums up only 3.6% for 2019

  • The health insurance marketplaces seem to be stabilizing, and the exodus of insurers from the program has halted.
  • By MEGHAN HOYER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get a price cut. That's the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but resilient program, which still sparks deep divisions heading into this year's midterm elections.

    The consulting firm Avalere Health and The Associated Press crunched available state data and found that “Obamacare's” health insurance marketplaces seem to be stabilizing after two years of sharp premium hikes. And the exodus of insurers from the program has halted, even reversed somewhat, with more consumer choices for 2019.


     
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