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The cost of health coverage rises for these Californians
San Francisco Chronicle

The Affordable Care Act has led to higher health insurance premiums and deductibles for consumers who buy coverage outside the federal or state-run marketplaces, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

In California, an individual plan that cost an average of $196 a month before the health law went into effect now costs an average of $331 a month, according to eHealth, a Mountain View company that is the largest online broker of health insurance in the country. The firm’s report offers one of the first and most comprehensive looks at the cost of individual policies purchased outside the so-called exchanges.