November 4th, 2015 | By: Megan Mcardle
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2016 premium data for the “benchmark” plans in the states that use the federal HealthCare.gov exchange enrollment system. Those are the “second-lowest-cost Silver plans” in each area, with the second lowest-cost silver plan being a benchmark chosen by health care experts using arcane methods involving chicken entrails and a pound of dry rhinoceros horn. (Just kidding! They don’t use rhinoceros horn, which would be illegal. They use the ground-up bones of an ox slaughtered at midnight on the summer solstice.) Read the article here.