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Larry Levitt at the Kaiser Family Foundation said for the most part insurers are finding the market for Obamacare attractive and are pricing accordingly. Levitt said it is surprising how inexpensive some of the Bronze plans will be: they carry high deductibles and significant out-of-pocket costs, but for catastrophic protection there will be some inexpensive options, particularly if you are eligible for a tax credit.
The highest premiums in the Kaiser survey are in Vermont and New York, who require insurers to charge the same amount to people of all ages.
Christine Eibner at Rand Corp. said their analysis found no widespread trend toward sharply higher prices in the individual market.
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