Well, I relooked at the lowest cost Bronze plan in CT and my Gold plan...premium+max out of pocket=$13,000 for both...
The rub is with any prescriptions and health issue the Bronze plan is pure cost till the out of pocket max of $6500. While I pay $5 for prescriptions and $20 for Dr. visits. It takes forever to get to my out of pocket max. Where I would hit my out of pocket max with a Bronze plan in month 8.
Having heath insurance is a relatively new experience for me, at least for the last 20 years.
Since signing up, I see doctors often change which health plans they accept, they move out of the area and the healther care companies drop and create a few new plans every year.
In 2016 so far I have had 3 different health plans, and in Dec I decided to not get any health insurance. (I already skipped 2 months, Jan and Feb, so I will pay a month penalty.)
So will anything changed for you in 2017?