Study: Health Law to Raise Costs 26 Percent in Michigan - WLNS TV 6 Lansing - Jackson | Your Local News Leader

Study: Health Law to Raise Costs 26 Percent in Michigan

Posted:

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A study says Michigan residents who buy their own health insurance could see the biggest driver of premiums rise 26 percent under the federal health care law.

The Society of Actuaries says medical claims costs will jump an average 32 percent nationwide.

The report concluded most states will see costs increase in markets where people purchase coverage directly from insurers, partly due to sicker people joining the pool. The Obama administration says the study ignores subsidies to help with premiums.

Middle-class households can buy subsidized insurance in new marketplaces starting Oct. 1, while more low-income people may get Medicaid.

Michigan's market will be controlled by the federal government because the Legislature rejected Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed partnership. GOP legislators also are wary of Snyder's plan to expand Medicaid coverage.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WLNS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Click Here to link to the FCC's public inspection file for WLNS-TV and Here to view the WLAJ-TV file. Persons with Disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's FCC public inspection file should contact: Teresa Morton- Program Director for WLNS and WLAJ at 517-372-8282. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or fccinfo@fcc.gov.