It is easy to find the hype about the rising cost of health insurance for those having to buy it outside of their workplaces. The following article, however, paints the most complete picture that I have found of what is really going on.
It seems to me that people that are able to use the exchanges should see little impact. Those that do not use an exchange, for whatever reason (including high income), will in fact see cost increases. Complicating this is the fact that some exchanges have been poorly executed. (See for example Minnesota’s exchange implementation.) So, I think that we should not lose sight of the fact that this is NOT another issue painted in black and white. Discussion and analysis are needed, not diatribe.