New numbers released this week by the Ohio Department of Insurance show that premiums for people who buy insurance on Ohio's health care exchange are set to spike by 34 percent on average in 2018.
Most people who buy through Healthcare.gov are receiving government subsidies to pay for part of their premium, but will still likely bear some of the burden of the increase.
Chris Brock, Assistant Director of Public Affairs at the Ohio Department of Insurance, joined Jasen to explain the reasons for the increases and what should be done to avoid similar hikes in the future.
Aetna announced this week that it would no longer offer health insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act exchange in Ohio and several other states, leaving around 20,000 Ohioans to find new health care plans during the open enrollment period this fall. Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, who is also the director of the Ohio Department of Insurance, joined Jasen to talk about what the move means for people who currently have Aetna insurance and what she thinks needs to change about the Affordable Care Act.