December 8, 2021
  • A Kaiser Family Foundation county-by-county analysis found that premiums for the ACA Marketplace benchmark silver plan are decreasing for the fourth year in a row. Across counties, average premiums before tax credits fell 1.8 percent for the lowest-cost silver plan and 4.1 percent for the lowest-cost gold plan. In a third of counties, tax credits would cover the full cost of the lowest-premium bronze plan for a 40-year-old earning $35,000 a year (272 percent of the federal poverty level). (Analysis here)