Mine would go up 42% in 2014. The co-pay and deductible doubled, to 40% and $4000. With the same HMO, from $374/month to $532/month. Only the high-users will sign up for Obamacare. The younger set will pay the penalty rather than pay for something they can't use. In Washington State, Obamacare added 135,000 new users to Medicare/Medical and so far only 35,000 people have signed up for insurance on the new exchanges.
Obamacare is a joke and is going to crash the system (hopefully). It will probably be delayed when it is found that only the high-use people signed up for it.
Not only are their premiums higher; but their deductibles are out of sight. $6000 to $10000 in many cases; and that goes for prescriptions, too. Makes paying the policy virtually worthless. I hope abummer voters learned a lesson about lying politicians.
The way the system was designed was to limit the amount older individuals pay to 3X of the youngest adults. Therefore those in the 18 to 35 age group will pay a proportionally higher premium to subsidize the the older and /or sicker people. I am not old, not ill, but I am sick of people who know nothing about the principles of insurance designing plans that are disgustingly poor. Imagine if you own a Mercedes and someone owns a Fiat and your auto insurance policy is identically priced.
Ironic considering who they voted for. These kids need to vote for what people stand for rather than identity politics. Just because you are friends with a #$%$ and think he should be able to suck off his partner in peace doesn't mean you should vote for the donkeys.
Ask them how they like their new pediatrics and maturity coverage.
The young males will be pleased to know they are covered for breast exams should they be so inclined.
And similarly females can always go in and have their prostates checked.
barry knows what you are looking for in a health insurance plan. I suspect gender change surgery will be the next requirement