Concerns grow about higher health insurance premiums under ACA

02/18/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are increasingly concerned that the law will lead to higher health insurance premiums, particularly for younger, healthier Americans, experts say. State regulators also are concerned that younger consumers will opt out of coverage, leaving the pool weighted toward older and sicker Americans whose premiums, under the law, are limited to three times those of younger participants. "The single biggest issue we face now is affordability," said Jill Zorn of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.

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