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With ACA open enrollment set to begin this weekend, Ohio is one of four states that will see a drop in the price of the benchmark marketplace plan, according to federal data released this week (Source: “Average premiums to rise 7.5 percent on key ObamaCare plan,” The Hill, Oct. 26, 2015). 

The national average price of the benchmark marketplace plan will jump by 7.5 percent next year, far more than last year’s 2 percent jump among benchmark silver plans.

The data shows that the change in premium prices varies widely among the 34 states that have opted for a federally facilitated marketplace. While Oklahoma will see an increase of 35.7 percent, Indiana will see a decrease of 12 percent. Along with Ohio, Maine and Mississippi also will see drops in their premiums.