New Report: Most People Buying Health Insurance Through the Marketplaces Say Premiums Are Affordable

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Sixty-one percent of adults who paid premiums for health insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces are finding it very or somewhat easy to pay them, according to a <a href="/publications/issue-briefs/2014/sep/are-americans-finding-affordable-coverage-health-insurance">new Commonwealth Fund study</a>.<br /><br />
The subsidies provided by the health reform law appear to be working: more than two-thirds of adults with low-to-moderate incomes (defined as under $28,725 for an individual) paid a premium of less than $125 a month for single coverage, similar to what people with employer coverage pay.<br />
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While six of 10 surveyed adults who shopped for marketplace coverage rated their overall experience as fair or poor, two-thirds of people who purchased a plan reported they are happy with it. Moreover, seven of 10 are confident they will be able to get the health care they need.<br />
<br /> Read the report.