By Ji Lee

(I am re-blogging from blog posts that I am writing for my current internship)

Policy Interns

Earlier last week, the American Action Forum released a survey analyzing the cost of individual premiums due to the ACA. The survey looks at the spectrum of rate changes across any geographic area rather than the average changes. The results are shocking and they paint a poor future outlook for the young and healthy individuals.

The study reveals new findings that “the ACA will dramatically increase the cost of insurance for the young and healthy individuals and small employers….” The average increase is up to 100 percent. The study also finds that older and sicker individuals will see an average 25 percent decrease in their premiums. Now, why is that?

Also, there is no guarantee that all healthy individuals will be willing to purchase a costly health insurance plan. Will enforcing the ACA with penalties for noncompliance make up the necessary revenue to subsidize older and sicker Americans?

Even large…

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