Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:39:29 AM CSTUpdated On: Dec 23 2013 09:38:10 AM CST
In most states, Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act if you want coverage to start on Jan. 1. According to data released by the Obama administration, health care premiums under the Affordable Care Act will cost less than predicted.
The release by the Department of Health and Human Services provided a look at rates for consumers buying individual insurance through the 36 federally run insurance exchanges.
Starting in 2014, nearly everyone must have insurance -- either through their jobs, government programs or the individual market -- or face a penalty.
The national average premium for the cheapest plan -- known as the "bronze" policy -- will be $249 a month before subsidies.
Here's a look at what the "bronze" policy will cost per month before subsidies in each state. Rates for the silver, gold and platinum policies are higher, and average premiums tend to be much higher in rural states with fewer insurers, according to the report.
The figures are based on numbers from 36 supported state-based marketplaces, state partnership marketplaces and federally facilitated marketplaces as of Sept. 18, as well as 12 state-based marketplaces.
Santa Barbara-based WorldViz is the software company giving folks the chance to challenge their fears and phobias Sunday in a hands-on demonstration at the Fess Parker Resort. Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation is helping the company showcase its technology with expert Skip Rizzo.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring all California public schools to teach sexual education. Currently, schools are permitted to teach sexual education but participation in it is completely voluntary.
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