2018 plans are viewable without logging on to the healthcare.gov website. I played around with a few different scenarios for a 60 year old with subsidies. The cheapest bronze plan near the subsidy cutoff actually had premiums near free. The unsubsidized premium is around $850 a month. That type of plan pays nothing until the ~$7K deductible is met. In years past, that person might have to pay ~$200 a month. I am not sure how the metrics of this changed.
A silver plan with lower deductibles and more goodies like $30 doctor visits costs ~$1250 a month unsubsidized, $250 subsidized. I suspect this was done to attract more people in 250% to 399% FPL range, since very few people in that range sign up for care.
I appreciate the information, but my point was NOTHING IS FREE.
Somebody is paying for it but they will never get the credit, like the Evil Rich paying 90% of all the Income Taxes Collected.
As an aside, I just heard that the Gas Tax in CA will be increasing by $.12 a Gallon tomorrow. I wonder who will be impacted most by it? Liberal Utopia isn’t cheap you know.