HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS: The Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents. New health insurance markets launch next week.
STICKER PRICES: Premiums for a mid-range benchmark plan will average $328 a month nationally for an individual. That is before tax credits that work like an upfront discount for most consumers.
VARIETY: But averages can be misleading. Consumers will be able to choose from an average of 53 plan options when the new markets open Oct. 1 for people who don't have health care on the job. Individuals can get dramatically different results based on their circumstances.
- Health Care Industry