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Jose Ramirez (left) and Mariana Silva speak with  Yosmay Valdivia, an agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as they discuss plans available from the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of the Americas on Dec. 15, 2014 in Miami. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Jose Ramirez (left) and Mariana Silva speak with Yosmay Valdivia, an agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as they discuss plans available from the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of the Americas on Dec. 15, 2014 in Miami. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Next year U.S. health insurance premiums are projected to rise by an average of 25 percent, prompting some pundits to forecast a "death spiral" for Obamacare. But while some states, like Arizona, are preparing for astronomical price hikes, others may actually see a decrease in the average monthly cost of their health plans.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Jason Shafrin, senior research economist at Precision Health Economics, about what the changes mean for the future of the Affordable Care Act.

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Jason Shafrin, senior research economist at Precision Health Economics and author of the Healthcare Economist blog.

This segment aired on October 31, 2016.

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