Rate Hikes

I've spent tons of time the past few months obsessing over the average percentage increase in monthly premiums for ACA-compliant individual market policy enrollees, and as I wrap up this project, I've concluded that, assuming EVERYONE sticks with their current policies and doesn't bother shopping around, the overall national average increase will likely end up being between 11-15%.

However, aside from a few hypothetical examples, I haven't even touched on what this means in terms of the actual dollar amounts.

This is no small thing. "Percentage" changes can be very misleading, if you don't know what the actual dollar figure is in the first place. Consider this: