Source: The Daily Sheeple, by Lily Dane
It’s almost that time again!
The Department of Health and Human Services released a research brief yesterday titled
HEALTH PLAN CHOICE AND PREMIUMS IN THE 2017 HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE
It’s a 40-page document, and the second paragraph begins with:
When the 2017 Open Enrollment Period begins on November 1, 2016, millions of Americans will once again be able to shop for high-quality, affordable health care coverage through the Marketplace.
On what planet?
There is an important footnote on page 1:
This brief does not analyze consumers’ final expenses, after considering other health plan features, such as deductibles and copayments. Consumers may examine all elements of health insurance plans in order to estimate expected total out-of-pocket costs.
I’ll get to the point: Health-insurance premiums will go up by an average of 25% in 2017 across the 39 states that are served…
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