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WSJ: Young Buyers Face Sticker Shock on New Insurance Exchanges

Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 11:41 AM

So much for lower insurance premiums for young consumers under Obamacare.

According to The Wall Street Journal, insurance costs for young buyers will be much higher in many states on new Obamacare insurance exchanges.

The Journal's chart below compares lowest current and Obamacare premiums for an unmarried, 27-year-old in select metro areas in 36 states where the federal government will oversee exchanges.


State City  Exchange 
 Premiums 
 Current 
 Premiums 
Alabama Birmingham $170 $80
Alaska Anchorage $254 $79
Arizona Phoenix $139 $50
Arkansas Little Rock $190 $31
Delaware   $203 $51
Florida Miami $163 $66
Georgia Atlanta $166 $43
Idaho Boise $145 $59
Illinois Chicago $125 $74
Indiana Indianapolis $204 $84
Iowa Cedar Rapids $132 $70
Kansas Wichita $121 $43
Louisiana New Orleans $170 $39
Maine Portland $192 $122
Michigan Detroit $138 $55
Mississippi Jackson $199 $58
Missouri St. Louis $147 $64
Montana Bozeman $147 $66
Nebraska Omaha $162 $26
New Hampshire   $186 $149
New Jersey   $219 $162
New Mexico Albuquerque $126 $38
North Carolina Charlotte $183 $35
North Dakota Fargo $175 $47
Ohio Columbus $205 $47
Oklahoma Oklahoma City $105 $54
Pennsylvania Philadelphia $195 $73
South Carolina Columbia $166 $55
South Dakota Sioux Falls $196 $89
Tennessee Nashville $114 $41
Texas Houston $138 $63
Utah Salt Lake $143 $72
Virginia Fairfax County $144 $44
West Virginia Huntington $176 $96
Wisconsin Milwaukee $200 $69
Wyoming Cheyenne $271 $82


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So much for lower insurance premiums for young consumers under Obamacare. According to The Wall Street Journal insurance premiums for young buyers in many states will much higher on the Affordable Care Act's new health-insurance exchanges.
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