WASHINGTON – Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans available through President Barack Obama's health care law.
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But experts say it's going to take time for families to find the best deal for their finances — even as a larger political battle still looms over the program's future.
For many people, government subsidies will cushion the hit. And there's a new factor: returning customers who are savvy about health insurance and prepared to shop for a better deal.
Scott Joens of St. George, Utah, said he and his wife are facing premium increases of about 18 percent for 2015.
But instead of agonizing, he's looking for a plan with a higher deductible. By switching he could lower his monthly premiums.