Infographic: Impact of ACA’s Age Rating Restrictions

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
This post was written by Patricia Donovan

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) strictly limits how much healthcare premiums can vary based on a person’s age, which will result in significantly higher premiums for younger individuals and families. This increases the likelihood that younger, healthier people will choose to wait to purchase health insurance until after they get sick or injured, thus driving up costs for everyone else.

A new infographic from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) highlights the impact of the ACA’s age rating restrictions.

ACA age rating

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