Saturday, September 28, 2013

Health care on the cheap

Just passing this on, but it has to be important in a regional competitiveness sense. Reported variously is the fact that health care premia under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) seem to be coming in significantly cheaper in Pittsburgh. Just within Pennsylvania rates are slated to be more than 77% higher in Philadelphia than in Pittsburgh.  Go figure. For more see:

Philly.com: Different rates for same health insurance

but PBT had this a couple days ago:   Exchange rates lower in Pittsburgh

To quote from Kris' latter article "Pittsburghers will have 36 health plans to choose from, with rates starting at $119 a month"