So far, seventeen states plus the District of Columbia have publicly released data on rates consumers will pay for policies offered on the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplaces, including eleven states operating their own exchanges and seven defaulting to a federally-facilitated exchange. California said premiums would increase, on average, by 26.5 percent, while Ohio quoted a 44 percent increase and New York reported an approximately 50 percent decrease.

A September 5 study for the Kaiser Family Foundation authored by Cynthia Cox, Gary Claxton, Larry Levitt, and Hana Khosla provides some indication that premium costs will be less expensive than the government originally projected.

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