Ohio

Young Women Across Ohio Face Higher Insurance Costs Under Obamacare

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Young women in every Ohio county will see higher health insurance premiums because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, based on policy quotes from eHealth and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Conventional wisdom is that young men should expect their premiums to increase because of costly Obamacare mandates. Obamacare has been billed as a boon for women because it requires all plans to cover maternity care and forbids insurers from charging men and women different rates.

However, a comparison of current policies and Obamacare-compliant policies listed by HHS shows that young men won’t be the only Ohioans facing premium hikes starting January 1, as existing plans start to be replaced by plans meeting the requirements of Democrats’ 2010 health law.

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The amounts depicted in the above map are also listed in the table below. Premium differences were calculated by comparing basic policy quotes from eHealth with HHS quotes for Obamacare “Gold” plans with comparable annual deductibles.

In 38 of Ohio’s 88 counties, even the cheapest Obamacare “Catastrophic” plan will have a higher premium than the cheapest existing policy listed at eHealth with a deductible of $1,750 or less.

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

CountyCurrent policy
w/deductible of
$1,750 or less: Female nonsmoker,
Age 27
Obamacare Catastrophic Plan, Age 27Obamacare Gold Plan, Age 27Annual Change, Obamacare Catastrophic vs. Current PolicyAnnual Change, Obamacare Gold vs. Current Policy
Adams$140.73$147.82$259.80$85$1,429
Allen$158.74$146.65$266.35-$145$1,291
Ashland$134.87$126.87$280.30-$96$1,745
Ashtabula$141.36$121.28$271.12-$241$1,557
Athens$128.03$127.62$295.18-$5$2,006
Auglaize$158.74$146.65$266.35-$145$1,291
Belmont$121.29$114.45$264.73-$82$1,721
Brown$140.73$147.82$244.85$85$1,249
Butler$140.73$119.42$202.19-$256$738
Carroll$120.60$126.87$266.62$75$1,752
Champaign$128.03$152.64$287.68$295$1,916
Clark$128.03$152.64$263.46$295$1,625
Clermont$140.73$147.82$244.85$85$1,249
Clinton$140.73$147.82$259.80$85$1,429
Columbiana$121.29$113.78$263.18-$90$1,703
Coshocton$140.30$142.88$310.37$31$2,041
Crawford$136.44$134.42$300.50-$24$1,969
Cuyahoga$151.74$121.28$245.41-$366$1,124
Darke$128.03$152.64$287.68$295$1,916
Defiance$142.75$135.20$235.99-$91$1,119
Delaware$128.03$150.55$244.85$270$1,402
Erie$136.44$131.69$287.72-$57$1,815
Fairfield$128.03$150.55$244.85$270$1,402
Fayette$128.03$150.55$321.91$270$2,327
Franklin$128.03$150.55$244.85$270$1,402
Fulton$141.99$135.20$235.57-$81$1,123
Gallia$140.44$132.72$306.99-$93$1,999
Geauga$147.85$121.28$245.41-$319$1,171
Greene$128.03$152.64$263.46$295$1,625
Guernsey$140.30$142.88$310.37$31$2,041
Hamilton$140.73$119.42$202.19-$256$738
Hancock$158.74$146.65$266.35-$145$1,291
Hardin$128.03$146.65$291.85$223$1,966
Harrison$121.29$114.45$264.73-$82$1,721
Henry$142.75$135.20$235.99-$91$1,119
Highland$140.73$147.82$259.80$85$1,429
Hocking$128.03$152.64$341.22$295$2,558
Holmes$134.87$126.87$280.30-$96$1,745
Huron$136.44$131.69$235.99-$57$1,195
Jackson$140.44$132.72$306.99-$93$1,999
Jefferson$121.29$114.45$264.73-$82$1,721
Knox$128.03$150.55$288.97$270$1,931
Lake$151.74$121.28$245.41-$366$1,124
Lawrence$140.44$132.72$306.99-$93$1,999
Licking$128.03$150.55$244.85$270$1,402
Logan$128.03$150.55$321.91$270$2,327
Lorain$151.74$121.28$245.41-$366$1,124
Lucas$141.99$135.20$235.57-$81$1,123
Madison$128.03$150.55$244.85$270$1,402
Mahoning$121.29$113.78$263.18-$90$1,703
Marion$128.03$151.73$288.97$284$1,931
Medina$134.87$126.87$254.13-$96$1,431
Meigs$128.03$127.62$295.18-$5$2,006
Mercer$158.74$146.65$266.35-$145$1,291
Miami$128.03$152.64$263.46$295$1,625
Monroe$140.44$114.45$264.73-$312$1,491
Montgomery$128.03$129.34$218.99$16$1,092
Morgan$140.44$114.45$264.73-$312$1,491
Morrow$128.03$151.73$244.85$284$1,402
Muskingum$140.30$142.88$310.37$31$2,041
Noble$140.30$114.45$264.73-$310$1,493
Ottawa$142.75$131.69$235.99-$133$1,119
Paulding$158.74$146.65$291.85-$145$1,597
Perry$140.30$142.88$310.37$31$2,041
Pickaway$128.03$150.55$244.85$270$1,402
Pike$140.30$149.25$333.66$107$2,320
Portage$134.87$126.87$261.07-$96$1,514
Preble$128.03$152.64$263.46$295$1,625
Putnam$158.74$146.65$266.35-$145$1,291
Richland$128.03$134.42$300.50$77$2,070
Ross$140.30$149.25$333.66$107$2,320
Sandusky$142.75$131.69$287.72-$133$1,740
Scioto$140.44$132.72$306.99-$93$1,999
Seneca$136.44$131.69$235.99-$57$1,195
Shelby$128.03$152.64$287.68$295$1,916
Stark$120.60$126.87$248.91$75$1,540
Summit$134.87$126.87$261.07-$96$1,514
Trumbull$121.29$113.78$263.18-$90$1,703
Tuscarawas$123.20$129.54$275.98$76$1,833
Union$128.03$150.55$244.85$270$1,402
Van Wert$158.74$146.65$266.35-$145$1,291
Vinton$140.30$132.72$306.99-$91$2,000
Warren$140.73$119.42$202.19-$256$738
Washington$128.03$127.62$295.18-$5$2,006
Wayne$134.87$126.87$263.46-$96$1,543
Williams$142.75$135.20$284.96-$91$1,707
Wood$141.99$135.20$235.57-$81$1,123
Wyandot$128.03$131.69$287.72$44$1,916

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