Study Reports Nashville Ranks No. 15, Memphis 19, In Affordable Health Insurance

December 9, 2004

Nashville, Tenn. ranks No. 15 among the 50 most affordable city for families to get health insurance, according to a study released Wednesday by

The monthly premium for health insurance in Nashville is $244.78 for a non-smoking family of four with a $2,000 family deductible and 20 percent coinsurance.

Cities with the most affordable health insurance have a large number of health insurance options available for families, according to Mountain View, Calif.-based Plans used in the rankings include comprehensive benefits, including annual preventive exams, lab and X-ray services, emergency room treatment and hospitalization.

Of the 50 largest metro areas in the country, Kansas City, Mo., had the most affordable health insurance, with a monthly premium of $171.86 for a family of four.

Kansas City was followed by Long Beach, Calif.; Columbus, Ohio; Tuscon and Mesa, Ariz.; San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Fresno and Sacramento, Calif.; Omaha, Neb.; San Diego; Cleveland, Ohio; Phoenix; and Los Angeles.

Boston ranked the most expensive city among the 50 major cities for health insurance, where the monthly premium was $767.30 for a family of four.

Memphis ranked 19th with a cost of $263.

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