Obamacares Impact In Pa

09.26.13 | Bob Price

According to figures released by the Obama administration Wednesday, Pennsylvania residents who buy health insurance in the federally run online marketplace that opens next week will pay below the national average, and the state ranks 10th-lowest out of 47 for which data were available. The state average is $286 a month for a mid-range plan, not including out-of-pocket costs or tax credits that benefit lower-income families. That's below the $328 national average. Variables including income, family size, age, hometown and tobacco use could make the premiums dramatically different for people buying in the marketplace, also known as exchanges, which are a key part of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.