Health Insurance Markets During a Time Of Change: The Nuts & Bolts
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
A repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act is on the agenda for Congress in 2017, and while Americans remain divided on which policy proposals they favor, there is shared concern about rising premiums and deductibles for those covered by private insurance.
This webinar presented an overview of the individual and employer-based insurance markets before and after the ACA, and it looked ahead at the choices both insurers and consumers must make for 2018 and beyond. Our panelists discussed the factors affecting insurer participation in the next marketplace open enrollment, and the possible impact of proposals like high-risk pools, new tax credits and changes to the tax treatment of employee benefits. We also discussed how much latitude states will have to put forth their own proposals to increase coverage and access, plus key considerations for journalists covering news developments at the federal, state and local level.
Linda Blumberg, senior fellow, Urban Institute
Christopher Holt, director of health care policy, American Action Forum
Brian Webb, assistant director, health policy and legislation, National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News
Mark Zdechlik, reporter, Minnesota Public Radio
Karl Eisenhower of the Alliance for Health Reform moderated the discussion.
This webinar is a project of the Alliance for Health Reform and the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of Health Care Journalists.