The cost of enrollment in the health care exchanges that open Oct. 1 will depend on a person’s age,
family size, tobacco use, income — and geographic location, with significant variation among cities and states.
The average nationwide price of basic coverage was $249 a month, not including tax credits that couldreduce the cost for many Americans, according to a report the Obama administration released Wednesday.
Why is the cheapest “bronze” plan just $144 in Minnesota and $425 on average in Wyoming?
Prices hinge on many factors, including how much health care services cost in the region.
Premiums on the health insurance exchanges also depend in part on how many insurers are
competing in the local market.