NC health plans fewer, costs higher than US norm

Article Written by:  Emery Dalesio   Taken From:  WRAL

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina residents will pay more than the national average and have fewer choices on the state’s federally run online marketplace for health insurance, figures released by federal health officials showed Wednesday.

Average premiums in North Carolina for a mid-range health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act will be $369 a month before tax breaks are applied, according to federal figures released Wednesday ahead of the launch of new health insurance markets on Tuesday. The average monthly cost for mid-range coverage across 48 states will be $328, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said.

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