Wednesday, September 25, 2013

$8 for insurance? Miss. Marketplace premiums released

Cover Mississippi, a statewide coalition to education Mississippians about new health insurance laws, sent out a press release today highlighting findings from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on the highly-anticipated health insurance marketplaces. The study anticipates costs before and after tax credits.

From Cover Mississippi:
The findings show that a 27-Year-Old living in Jackson may pay out of pocket only $8 a month for a bronze-level premium that covers all preventive services, most primary care visits, and limits out of pocket costs that may result from an accident or severe illness.  
The statewide bronze-level premium average for the same age group is $75 a month. That means for the first time many young Mississippians will be able to afford a quality health plan for less than the costs of their smartphone bill.  
Very exciting news for Mississippians - especially young people who are not getting the preventative care they need now to limit or even eliminate catastrophic issues later in life. The full report can be found here.

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