News Summary: Health law premiums, options vary

News Summary: Independent studies break down health law's premiums: range of options and costs

Associated Press

HEALTH OPTIONS: Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap, but cost-conscious consumers hunting for lower premiums will have plenty of options, according to two independent private studies.

AN EXAMPLE: A study released Thursday by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation found that government tax credits would lower the sticker price on a benchmark "silver" policy to a little over $190 a month for single people making about $29,000. Stripped-down policies would average less.

OPEN ENROLLMENT: Starting Oct. 1, those who don't have health care coverage on the job can go to new online insurance markets in their states to shop for a private plan and find out if they qualify for a tax credit.

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