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Rural Americans see high insurance premiums

Rural Americans are seeing the highest premiums through insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The top ten highest premiums include Alaska ($488), Wyoming ($440), rural Nevada ($418) and inland California ($410). Ithaca, N.Y. ($459) and Bay St. Louis, Miss. ($456) were the two highest cities.  The lowest premiums were in Phoenix, Ariz. ($166), Albuquerque, N.M. ($167) and Louisville, Ky. ($167). The Kaiser Family Foundation found that the national premium for a 40-year-old is $269. The full report can be found here. Learn the latest news about the Affordable Care Act, and meet with the Obama administration, the 114th congressional members and national experts at NRHA’s 26th annual Rural Health Policy Institute Feb. 3-5 in D.C. Register here today.  

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