Kaiser Health News: Vermont has 8th highest rates under Affordable Care Act


Kaiser Health News reports that Vermont has one of the most expensive insurance marketplaces in the country.

The state is the eighth most expensive region to buy medical insurance, according to Kaiser.

Kaiser based its analysis on the lowest cost "silver" plan, which was the most popular among consumers.

Colorado ski towns, the Connecticut suburbs of New York City, rural Georgia, Wyoming, Mississippi and Nevada were also in the top 10 highest cost regions for medical insurance purchases under the new health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

Though federal subsidies are available, the cost to consumers is still higher in these 10 places than in other regions of the country.

In Vermont, it costs $395 per month for a low cost "silver plan." In the mountain resort region of Colorado, the rates are $483 a month on average for a 40-year-old person.


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