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Covered California sets 4 percent hike in 2016 healthcare premiums; Northern Californians to pay more
Sacramento Bee

Northern Californians will pay $88 more in average monthly healthcare premiums than Southern California consumers, under new 2016 rates announced Monday by Covered California, the state’s official healthcare marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.

Statewide, Covered California officials trumpeted an average 2016 weighted premium increase of 4 percent, compared with 4.2 percent this year. The rates are preliminary, pending review by state regulators.