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Avik Roy in Forbes: 3,137-County Analysis: Obamacare Increased 2014 Individual-Market Premiums By Average Of 49% June 25, 2014 , ,

Forbes, June 18, 2014

There are hundreds of aspects of Obamacare that people argue over. But there’s one question that matters above all others: does the Affordable Care Act live up to its name? Does it make health insurance less expensive?

Last November, our team at the Manhattan Institute published a study indicating that Obamacare had increased the underlying cost of individually-purchased health insurance in the average state by 41 percent in 2014, relative to 2013. We’ve now redone the study on a county-by-county basis, complete with a brand-new interactive map.

Depending on where you live, the results may surprise you.

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