Yes, but ACA plans actually purchased are mostly Silver and to a lesser extent Bronze (for cost reasons, as you say). The average deductible is over $4k. This is in contrast to the average group plan where the average deductible is more like $1-2k.
In addition, deductibles have been rising for a given plan. So if you get the benchmark Silver plan, the deductible is maybe 5-10% higher now than it was 4 years ago when the ACA started. Of course that’s not too much pain compared to the deductibles that doubled from the pre-ACA days and premiums that have more than doubled since then. See the table below:
I don’t know about national inflation metrics, but it’s clear insurance for individuals is now over twice as expensive as it was before.