There is a study of probable costs to individuals of health insurance starting in 2014. The study conducted by California, Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia and Washington for the first time project actual costs to consumers based on their age. One thing missing from the study is the amount of subsidies by the ACA to individuals based on the plan selected.
The plans titled by the ACA are bronze, silver, gold and platinum. According to the article by the Associated Press and released today all plans cover the same benefits. I don’t know how this is supposed to work but I urge you to read the article from the AP under the byline Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar for his take on the costs based on the eleven states picked to sample and average.
The numbers that jump out to me are a 21year olds midrange policy will cost $270 a month. A 40-year-olds midrange health insurance policy will costs $330 a month. The cost for a 60-year-old midrange health insurance policy will be $615 a month.
Remember these are eleven states picked by the author and does not reflect major states like Florida and Texas which account [according to the government] for 50 million uninsured citizens that will have to be covered. Most importantly as we roll toward the registration of October 1, 2013 you must be as informed as possible. 27 days and counting.