(De)stabilizing the ACA’s Individual Market: A View from the States

 

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), through the individual health insurance markets, provided coverage for millions of Americans who could not get health insurance coverage through their employer or public programs. However, recent actions taken by the federal government, including Congress’s repeal of the individual mandate penalty, have led to uncertainty about market conditions for 2019. Market stabilization is currently the most critical regulatory issue that public policy officials are facing under the private insurance component of the ACA.

On Friday, July 13, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy will host a conference on strategies for stabilizing the individual market. Keynote speaker Mark Hall will present his research findings on a new study, which examines the recent experience of ten states with respect to individual market stability, including Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, and Texas. Two expert panels will convene to discuss outlook for the individual market at both the individual state and national level. 

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Event Date
Friday, July 13, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
Location
1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC
20036

Panel

9:00 - 9:05    Welcome and Overview

  • Paul B. Ginsburg, Director, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy

9:05 - 9:35   The State Study: Summary Findings

  • Mark Hall, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Center for Health Policy

9:35 - 10:45  Panel One: What We Learned in Four States

  • Alice M. Rivlin (Moderator), Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Center for Health Policy
  • Mark Hall, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Center for Health Policy
  • Louise Norris, Health Care Writer, Colorado Health Insurance Insider
  • Brad Wright, Associate Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa
  • Lynn Blewett, Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health Director, SHADAC- University of Minnesota

11:00 - 12:00  Panel Two: Outlook for the Individual Market

  • Jason Levitis (Moderator), Nonresident Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Center for Health Policy
  • Sabrina Carlette, Research Professor, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Georgetown University
  • Cynthia Cox, Director, Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Matthew Fielder, Fellow, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy
  • Thomas P. Miller, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute