By plumbing various secret entrances and back doors and side doors, D Healthcare Daily has obtained a rundown of every health care plan that residents of Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton counties can purchase through the health care exchange established by the Affordable Care Act:
Texans will have on average 54 health plan options available from the marketplace, a number that varies per region. Purchasers in Dallas-Fort Worth, for example, will have 43 qualified health plan choices, while those in San Antonio and Austin would have 58 and 76, respectively. In the Rio Grande Valley, that number drops to 30. Qualified health plans include four types of plans: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. In general, bronze plans will have lower monthly premiums but higher out-of-pocket costs, while platinum plans will have the highest monthly premiums but lower out-of-pocket costs.
Now you’re still going to have to log-on or give HHS a call if you want to actually sign up for insurance, but at least now you’ll be able to look at the prices before sitting on your computer for a hour. Waiting. And waiting.
Click on over to see the numbers.