Despite dire warnings of huge rate increases under the president’s health care law, Florida is reporting some premiums cheaper than federal government expectations.
Florida’s best-priced premiums are also lower than similar plans in Ohio and left-leaning California, Vermont and Rhode Island, according to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Here’s how Florida’s monthly premium rates, under Obamacare, compare with a number of other states that have filed information on their plans.
All plans must meet minimum standards, but they are marked bronze, silver, gold and platinum to differentiate those with the richest benefits. The Department of Health and Human Services compared the second-cheapest silver plans across the states.
$297 District of Columbia
$298 New Mexico
$349 New York
$352 average of the states
$392 federal government estimate
$412 Rhode Island