September 11, 2018
Arizona 2019 health premiums likely to drop
After several years of double- and triple-digit increases in health insurance premiums, Arizona could see premiums fall more than 4 percent in 2019, one of only 11 states looking at a drop, according to a new analysis.
It’s a sharp turnaround for Arizona, a state where a premium increase of 116 percent in 2017 was cited by President Donald Trump as proof that the Affordable Care Act needed to be repealed.
But next year, according to an analysis released Friday by the Associated Press and the health care consulting firm Avalere, the average premium in Arizona is expected to drop from the current rate of about $630 a month to $604, before government subsidies.
The AP/Avalere survey