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These health rates are subsidized

A 25 year old single Franklin County, Kentucky non-smoker with a $25,000 annual income purchasing a Humana Silver plan effective January 1, 2014 will pay $144.17 per month for a $3250 deductible plan that pays all approved medical expenses after a $4750 maximum out of pocket limit is reached and all applicable federal subsidies are applied. Humana currently offers on ehealthinsurance.com a $3500 deductible plan with $3500 maximum out of pocket plan for the same person with a monthly premium of $86.57. Humana claims significant rate reductions in their 2014 approved rate request filing with the Kentucky Department of Insurance by limiting provider networks available to their customers.

Incidentally, this premium applies to all ages at this income level. Unsubsidized, this plan will cost $243.81 for an 18 year old and go higher from there based on age.

The same 25 year old person with a $40,000 annual income will receive no federal subsidy and will face a monthly premium of $206.87 for the closest available plan, in which the unsubsidized deductible is increased to $4600 and the unsubsidized maximum out of pocket limit is increased to $6300.

A 50 year old single Franklin County, Kentucky non-smoker with a $40,000 annual income purchasing a Humana Silver plan effective January 1, 2014 will pay $316.67 per month for a $4600 deductible plan that pays all approved medical expenses after a $6300 maximum out of pocket limit is reached and all applicable federal subsidies are applied. Humana currently offers on ehealthinsurance.com a $5000 deductible plan with $5000 maximum out of pocket plan for the same person with a monthly premium of $176.46. Humana claims significant rate reductions in their 2014 approved rate request filing with the Kentucky Department of Insurance by limiting provider networks available to their customers.

The unsubsidized premium for the same 50 year old would be $368.01 per month.

A Franklin County non-smoker with a $16,000 income purchasing a Humana Silver plan effective January 1, 2014 will pay $44.92 per month for a $3250 deductible plan that pays all approved medical expenses after a $4750 maximum out of pocket limit is reached and all applicable federal subsidies are applied. That means this person would have to spend more than twenty percent of his or her annual income before gaining the benefit of major medical health insurance.

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