Ohio

Obamacare Means Higher Insurance Costs for Middle-Aged Ohio Men

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Middle-aged men will see even steeper health insurance premium hikes as a result of Obamacare than will middle-aged women and young men and women throughout Ohio, based on a comparison of current policies to Obamacare plans listed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

In all 88 Ohio counties, Obamacare “Gold” plans will cost 50-year-old male nonsmokers far more than existing policies with similar annual deductibles.

As has been widely reported, many of the private market health insurance plans like those currently listed at eHealth – dozens of which cost less than the policies Media Trackers used for this analysis — will be banned starting January 1, 2014.

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Annual premiums for 50-year-old male nonsmokers in 34 counties will increase by between $1,500 and $2,500, and in 21 counties premiums will increase by between $2,500 and $3,000.

Middle-aged men in 33 Ohio counties stand to see their health insurance costs increase by over $3,000 per year because of Obamacare, and in 4 counties premiums will increase by over $4,000.

Even comparing each county’s cheapest Obamacare “Bronze” policy to current policies at eHealth with annual deductibles of $1,750 or less, middle-aged men throughout Ohio will see higher health insurance premiums as a result of President Obama’s 2010 health law.

Most Obamacare Bronze policies will have annual deductibles of $5,000 or more, but in 53 out of 88 counties the Bronze premiums listed by HHS are at least $1,000 per year higher than premiums on existing low-deductible policies for 50-year-old male nonsmokers.

CountyCurrent policy
w/deductible of $1,750 or less:
Male nonsmoker, Age 50
Obamacare Bronze Plan, Age 50Obamacare Gold Plan, Age 50Annual Change,
Obamacare Bronze vs. Current Policy
Annual Change, Obamacare Gold vs. Current Policy
Adams$217.88$304.05$442.75$1,034$2,698
Allen$245.77$311.72$453.92$791$2,498
Ashland$231.38$291.73$477.69$724$2,956
Ashtabula$240.97$283.68$462.03$513$2,653
Athens$217.44$322.89$503.05$1,265$3,427
Auglaize$245.77$311.72$453.92$791$2,498
Belmont$179.86$289.58$451.16$1,317$3,256
Brown$217.88$304.05$417.28$1,034$2,393
Butler$217.88$304.05$344.57$1,034$1,520
Carroll$231.38$291.73$454.38$724$2,676
Champaign$205.46$335.32$490.27$1,558$3,418
Clark$205.46$335.32$448.98$1,558$2,922
Clermont$217.88$304.05$417.28$1,034$2,393
Clinton$217.88$304.05$442.75$1,034$2,698
Columbiana$179.86$287.88$448.51$1,296$3,224
Coshocton$217.22$334.21$528.92$1,404$3,740
Crawford$217.66$314.43$512.10$1,161$3,533
Cuyahoga$234.25$259.01$418.23$297$2,208
Darke$205.46$335.32$490.27$1,558$3,418
Defiance$245.77$276.19$402.18$365$1,877
Delaware$217.66$349.17$417.28$1,578$2,395
Erie$245.77$308.03$490.33$747$2,935
Fairfield$217.66$352.17$417.28$1,614$2,395
Fayette$217.22$352.17$548.61$1,619$3,977
Franklin$217.66$352.17$417.28$1,614$2,395
Fulton$219.84$276.19$401.46$676$2,179
Gallia$217.44$335.81$523.17$1,420$3,669
Geauga$234.25$259.01$418.23$297$2,208
Greene$205.46$335.32$448.98$1,558$2,922
Guernsey$217.22$334.21$528.92$1,404$3,740
Hamilton$217.88$304.05$344.57$1,034$1,520
Hancock$245.77$311.72$453.92$791$2,498
Hardin$239.66$343.04$497.37$1,241$3,093
Harrison$179.86$289.58$451.16$1,317$3,256
Henry$245.77$276.19$402.18$365$1,877
Highland$217.88$304.05$442.75$1,034$2,698
Hocking$217.22$357.04$581.51$1,678$4,371
Holmes$231.38$291.73$477.69$724$2,956
Huron$245.77$276.19$402.18$365$1,877
Jackson$217.44$335.81$523.17$1,420$3,669
Jefferson$179.86$289.58$451.16$1,317$3,256
Knox$217.66$349.17$492.46$1,578$3,298
Lake$234.25$259.01$418.23$297$2,208
Lawrence$217.44$335.81$523.17$1,420$3,669
Licking$217.66$352.17$417.28$1,614$2,395
Logan$205.46$352.17$548.61$1,761$4,118
Lorain$234.25$259.01$418.23$297$2,208
Lucas$219.84$276.19$401.46$676$2,179
Madison$217.66$352.17$417.28$1,614$2,395
Mahoning$179.86$287.88$448.51$1,296$3,224
Marion$217.66$348.91$492.46$1,575$3,298
Medina$231.38$275.54$433.09$530$2,421
Meigs$217.44$322.89$503.05$1,265$3,427
Mercer$245.77$311.72$453.92$791$2,498
Miami$205.46$335.32$448.98$1,558$2,922
Monroe$217.44$289.58$451.16$866$2,805
Montgomery$205.46$335.32$373.20$1,558$2,013
Morgan$217.44$289.58$451.16$866$2,805
Morrow$217.66$348.91$417.28$1,575$2,395
Muskingum$217.22$334.21$528.92$1,404$3,740
Noble$217.22$289.58$451.16$868$2,807
Ottawa$245.77$276.19$402.18$365$1,877
Paulding$245.77$343.04$497.37$1,167$3,019
Perry$217.22$334.21$528.92$1,404$3,740
Pickaway$217.66$352.17$417.28$1,614$2,395
Pike$217.22$349.13$568.62$1,583$4,217
Portage$231.38$275.54$444.92$530$2,562
Preble$205.46$335.32$448.98$1,558$2,922
Putnam$245.77$311.72$453.92$791$2,498
Richland$217.66$314.43$512.10$1,161$3,533
Ross$217.22$349.13$568.62$1,583$4,217
Sandusky$245.77$308.03$490.33$747$2,935
Scioto$217.44$335.81$523.17$1,420$3,669
Seneca$245.77$276.19$402.18$365$1,877
Shelby$205.46$335.32$490.27$1,558$3,418
Stark$231.38$286.76$424.20$665$2,314
Summit$231.38$275.54$444.92$530$2,562
Trumbull$179.86$287.88$448.51$1,296$3,224
Tuscarawas$231.38$308.88$470.33$930$2,867
Union$217.66$352.17$417.28$1,614$2,395
Van Wert$245.77$311.72$453.92$791$2,498
Vinton$217.22$335.81$523.17$1,423$3,671
Warren$217.88$304.05$344.57$1,034$1,520
Washington$217.44$322.89$503.05$1,265$3,427
Wayne$231.38$288.66$448.98$687$2,611
Williams$245.77$316.25$485.62$846$2,878
Wood$219.84$276.19$401.46$676$2,179
Wyandot$239.66$308.03$490.33$820$3,008