Ohio

Obamacare is Set to Throttle Young Men Throughout Ohio

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Data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) prove that health insurance premiums for young men in all 88 Ohio counties will skyrocket because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare.

The following map depicts estimated annual premium increases for 27-year-old male nonsmokers in every county in Ohio, determined by comparing current policies from eHealth with the cost of each county’s cheapest “Gold” Obamacare-compliant plan listed by HHS.

This is the best apples-to-apples comparison available, using basic quotes from eHealth for policies with annual deductibles of $1,750 or less.

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In 9 Ohio counties, Obamacare will increase annual health insurance premiums for 27-year-old male nonsmokers by $2,500 or more. In 3 counties, Obamacare will increase premiums by an estimated $1,199.

In the 76 remaining counties, Obamacare will increase premiums by between $1,250 and $2,499.

As the table below shows, young men throughout Ohio will see premium hikes even if they switch to one of Obamacare’s “Catastrophic” plans when existing low-deductible plans are destroyed by the law.

Most Catastrophic plans under Obamacare will have deductibles three to four times higher than the current policies Media Trackers used for this analysis.

As of November 2, eHealth listed dozens of current plans with monthly premiums lower than the figures cited here. Even for many Ohioans expecting to be grandfathered in, those plans will disappear with the implementation of Obamacare.

President Obama and other socialized medicine advocates have consistently promised Obamacare will reduce premiums by as much as $2,500 per year. For young men in Ohio, this promise is being broken as dramatically as the president’s oft-repeated vow that “if you like your plan, you can keep it.”

One month after the disastrous launch of the online Obamacare “marketplace” — and with the Ohio Supreme Court preparing to decide whether Governor John Kasich’s enactment of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion is legal — many of the law’s provisions remain looming on the horizon.

Dozens of Ohio employers are already cutting jobs or hours to avoid Obamacare mandates.

Young men face the steepest premium increases from the leap towards socialized medicine crafted by DC Democrats in 2010, because in the name of fairness Obamacare’s minimum coverage requirements include maternity and newborn care, pediatric care, and substance abuse services.

CountyCurrent policy
w/deductible of $1,750 or less:
Male nonsmoker, Age 27
Obamacare
Catastrophic Plan, Age 27
Obamacare
Gold Plan, Age 27
Annual change, Obamacare
Catastrophic vs. Current Policy
Annual change, Obamacare
Gold vs. Current Policy
Adams$102.30/mo$147.82/mo$259.80/mo$546$1,890
Allen$115.40$146.65$266.35$375$1,811
Ashland$90.93$126.87$280.30$431$2,272
Ashtabula$95.31$121.28$271.12$312$2,110
Athens$98.95$127.62$295.18$344$2,355
Auglaize$115.40$146.65$266.35$375$1,811
Belmont$69.93$114.45$264.73$534$2,338
Brown$102.30$147.82$244.85$546$1,711
Butler$102.30$119.42$202.19$205$1,199
Carroll$81.31$126.87$266.62$547$2,224
Champaign$96.47$152.64$287.68$674$2,295
Clark$96.47$152.64$263.46$674$2,004
Clermont$102.30$147.82$244.85$546$1,711
Clinton$102.30$147.82$259.80$546$1,890
Columbiana$69.93$113.78$263.18$526$2,319
Coshocton$102.00$142.88$310.37$491$2,500
Crawford$102.20$134.42$300.50$387$2,380
Cuyahoga$102.31$121.28$245.41$228$1,717
Darke$96.47$152.64$287.68$674$2,295
Defiance$110.21$135.20$235.99$300$1,509
Delaware$98.95$150.55$244.85$619$1,751
Erie$99.68$131.69$287.72$384$2,256
Fairfield$98.95$150.55$244.85$619$1,751
Fayette$98.95$150.55$321.91$619$2,676
Franklin$98.95$150.55$244.85$619$1,751
Fulton$103.22$135.20$235.57$384$1,588
Gallia$102.10$132.72$306.99$367$2,459
Geauga$99.68$121.28$245.41$259$1,749
Greene$96.47$152.64$263.46$674$2,004
Guernsey$102.00$142.88$310.37$491$2,500
Hamilton$102.30$119.42$202.19$205$1,199
Hancock$115.40$146.65$266.35$375$1,811
Hardin$98.95$146.65$291.85$572$2,315
Harrison$69.93$114.45$264.73$534$2,338
Henry$110.21$135.20$235.99$300$1,509
Highland$102.30$147.82$259.80$546$1,890
Hocking$98.95$152.64$341.22$644$2,907
Holmes$90.93$126.87$280.30$431$2,272
Huron$99.68$131.69$235.99$384$1,636
Jackson$102.10$132.72$306.99$367$2,459
Jefferson$69.93$114.45$264.73$534$2,338
Knox$98.95$150.55$288.97$619$2,280
Lake$102.31$121.28$245.41$228$1,717
Lawrence$102.10$132.72$306.99$367$2,459
Licking$98.95$150.55$244.85$619$1,751
Logan$96.47$150.55$321.91$649$2,705
Lorain$102.31$121.28$245.41$228$1,717
Lucas$103.22$135.20$235.57$384$1,588
Madison$98.95$150.55$244.85$619$1,751
Mahoning$69.93$113.78$263.18$526$2,319
Marion$98.95$151.73$288.97$633$2,280
Medina$90.93$126.87$254.13$431$1,958
Meigs$98.95$127.62$295.18$344$2,355
Mercer$115.40$146.65$266.35$375$1,811
Miami$96.47$152.64$263.46$674$2,004
Monroe$102.10$114.45$264.73$148$1,952
Montgomery$96.47$129.34$218.99$394$1,470
Morgan$102.10$114.45$264.73$148$1,952
Morrow$98.95$151.73$244.85$633$1,751
Muskingum$102.00$142.88$310.37$491$2,500
Noble$102.00$114.45$264.73$149$1,953
Ottawa$99.68$131.69$235.99$384$1,636
Paulding$115.40$146.65$291.85$375$2,117
Perry$102.00$142.88$310.37$491$2,500
Pickaway$98.95$150.55$244.85$619$1,751
Pike$102.00$149.25$333.66$567$2,780
Portage$90.93$126.87$261.07$431$2,042
Preble$96.47$152.64$263.46$674$2,004
Putnam$115.40$146.65$266.35$375$1,811
Richland$98.95$134.42$300.50$426$2,419
Ross$102.00$149.25$333.66$567$2,780
Sandusky$99.68$131.69$287.72$384$2,256
Scioto$102.10$132.72$306.99$367$2,459
Seneca$105.39$131.69$235.99$316$1,567
Shelby$96.47$152.64$287.68$674$2,295
Stark$81.31$126.87$248.91$547$2,011
Summit$90.93$126.87$261.07$431$2,042
Trumbull$69.93$113.78$263.18$526$2,319
Tuscarawas$83.06$129.54$275.98$558$2,315
Union$98.95$150.55$244.85$619$1,751
Van Wert$115.40$146.65$266.35$375$1,811
Vinton$102.00$132.72$306.99$369$2,460
Warren$102.30$119.42$202.19$205$1,199
Washington$98.95$127.62$295.18$344$2,355
Wayne$90.93$126.87$263.46$431$2,070
Williams$110.21$135.20$284.96$300$2,097
Wood$103.22$135.20$235.57$384$1,588
Wyandot$98.95$131.69$287.72$393$2,265

While some will receive Obamacare subsidies to offset their health insurance costs, those subsidies will increase the bloat of a federal government already more than $17 trillion in debt.

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