- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The cost of health care premiums are going up under President Barack Obama’s 2010 law - and the hike looms as an issue in competitive Senate races. Here’s a look at the average increase for the typical 27-year-old buying a midlevel plan. The percentage increase is before subsidies to purchase health care coverage, which are determined by income.

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Premiums percent increase

New Hampshire - 2 percent

Pennsylvania - 53 percent

North Carolina - 40 percent

Illinois - 43 percent

Wisconsin - 16 percent

Missouri - 18 percent

Nevada - 6 percent

Indiana - (a reduction of -3 percent)

Change in Number of Insurers(asterisk)

New Hampshire - No change - remains at 4

Pennsylvania - From 13 to 8

North Carolina - From 3 to 2

Illinois - From 9 to 5

Wisconsin - From 16 to 15

Missouri - From 7 to 4

Nevada - No change - remains at 4

Indiana - From 8 to 4

(asterisk)Not all insurers may operate in every county of a state. Major metro areas generally have more insurer participation.

Source: Department of Health and Human Services

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