With Obamacare's health insurance 'marketplaces' set to launch on Oct 1, the Department of Health and Human Services released its first data on average health-care premiums, but what individuals actually pay varies widely.
Nearly three and a half years after the passage of the nation’s sweeping health-care overhaul, Obamacare is set to go online next Tuesday with new, federally mandated health insurance exchanges – a key provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Uninsured individuals nationwide must either find an affordable plan to purchase by the end of the year, or pay a tax penalty.
That's why the Obama administration's release, on Wednesday, of a comprehensive summary of the average health-care premiums that private insurance companies will offer next week on these exchanges, or state “health insurance marketplaces,” drew immediate scrutiny.
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