Healthcare premiums higher in Alabama

A new report says healthcare premiums for plans under the affordable care act exchange, in Alabama, have increased more than any of the 39 states that rely on the federal exchange. The report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows average premiums have increased by 223 percent, for plans sold on healthcare.gov in Alabama, between 2013 and 2017. Al.com says that’s more than twice the national average.