How much does health insurance cost? Well, that depends.
We picked up this chart online from healthinsurancesort.
com, which got the info from ehealthinsurance.com. You might notice that both of the sources are selling insurance, and so … with anything else, you might want to consider the source.
However, it’s too interesting to ignore: highest family monthly health insurance premium is $965, in Massachusetts, and the lowest is $269, in Iowa.
New York and New Jersey aren’t far behind. Then comes Alaska.
We saw this courtesy of a friend named Jeff Levy on Twitter (hey, Jeff!) who we’ve never met. Jeff says he’ll be re-visiting this after Jan. 1, 2014, when the Affordable Care Act comes into effect. We’ll be thinking about that too.
Jeanne Pinder is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded ClearHealthCosts.
She was previously a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia University School of Journalism. ClearHealthCosts has won grants from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York; the International Women’s Media Foundation; the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with KQED public radio in San Francisco and KPCC in Los Angeles; the Lenfest Foundation in Philadelphia for a partnership with The Philadelphia Inquirer; and the New York State Health Foundation for a partnership with WNYC public radio/Gothamist in New York; and other honors.
Her TED talk about fixing health costs has surpassed 2 million views.