Sacramento County saw relatively lower health insurance premiums in 2016

Covered California health insurance premiums for the 2016 coverage year was on the low end in Northern California.

New data from Covered California shows that subsidy-eligible enrollees in Sacramento County saw average monthly health insurance premiums lower than most counties statewide. 

The average health insurance premium in Sacramento County for the 2016 coverage year was $96.78 a month. That's lower than San Francisco County, Los Angeles County and San Diego County. 

"It comes down to competition," Larry Hicks, a spokesman for Covered California, said. 

Diversity among hospitals, where you live and how many insurers are in a particular area are all factors that contribute to health insurance rates. 

Outside of Sacramento County, premiums were higher in Placer County ($115.62/month), San Joaquin County ($97.13/month), Yolo County ($103.66/month) and Stanislaus County ($105.17/month). 

While the Affordable Care Act remains on the books for now, Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee said Tuesday that the proposed American Health Care Act, which is essentially a flat tax credit based on age, will "make coverage unaffordable and in many cases, put coverage out of reach." 

Take a look at how monthly health insurance premiums stacked up across the state in 2016 below:

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