- Associated Press - Thursday, March 22, 2018

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A national study says some Wyoming residents under federal health exchange plans are seeing their premiums increase by more than 70 percent compared to last year.

The report from the Urban Institute looked at the cheapest silver plans for 40-year-old nonsmoking Americans.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that in 2017 premiums for that plan cost $494 a month in Wyoming. In 2018, they had jumped to $860, an increase of 74 percent.

The second-lowest priced marketplace silver plan in Wyoming jumped by nearly 72 percent. It now costs $861 a month, compared to its previous price tag of $502.

The report says both Wyoming plans are the most expensive in their category in the United States.



The health exchanges were created by the Affordable Care Act enacted during the Obama administration.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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