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Health insurance markets during a time of change: The nuts & bolts


WebinarA 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 will present an overview of the individual and employer-based insurance markets before and after the ACA, and it will will look ahead at the choices both insurers and consumers must make for 2018 and beyond. Our panelists will discuss 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 will also discuss how much latitude will states 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.

The webinar has concluded but you can watch it below. Speaker materials are available below the video.

  • Linda Blumberg, senior fellow, Urban Institute | Presentation

  • Christopher Holt, director of health care policy, American Action Forum | Presentation

  • Brian Webb, assistant director, health policy and legislation, National Association of Insurance Commissioners | Presentation

  • Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News | Presentation

  • Mark Zdechlik, reporter, Minnesota Public Radio | Presentation

  • Moderator: Karl Eisenhower, Alliance for Health Reform

  • Source List | Materials List

This webinar is a collaboration between the Alliance for Health Reform and the Association of Health Care Journalists. It is supported by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation.