Someone, for example, earning $25K annually in Arizona will pay $2,424 in total monthly premiums for ObamaCare (10% of their annual income) and still be stuck with a $4,000 deductible and a $5,200 cap on their out of pocket costs. The same person in Illinois will pay $3,576 in annual premiums, and in low cost Texas $2,460.
What about the same 30 year old who now earns $30,000 annually — the average salary for a pre-school teacher according to census data? In Arizona, their annual cost for carrying the ObamaCare plan runs $2,772 and their deductible is $5,000. In Illinois, the same person will spend $4,092 for the same health plan, and also have a $5,000 deductible before their full health coverage kicks in.
Scott Gottlieb in Forbes and at AEI.