The sticker price for a 21-year-old buying a mid-range policy will average about $270 a month. That’s before government tax credits that act like a discount for most people, bringing down the cost based on their income.List-price premiums for a 40-year-old buying a mid-range plan will average close to $330, the study by Avalere Health found. For a 60-year-old, they were nearly double that at $615 a month.
The story calls the results “mixed,” in that some will like their options and others won’t. This seems generally consistent with Roy’s findings about rate variability. Obamacare will have winners and losers, as any health reform would, but the question is how many losers there will be, how much they will lose, and whether they will take the law down with them.A third resource may shed some light on the first of those questions. Investor’s Business Daily has started keeping a comprehensive list of every employer cutting jobs because of the ACA. The list only includes those companies that have attributed their cuts to the ACA in either official documents or news stories. Right now, the list contains 258 employers, but there are surely more to come.