Health Insurance Markets During a Time Of Change: The Nuts & Bolts

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.

Materials for This Event

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
The Urban Institute


Christopher Holt
Director of health care policy
The 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
Minnesota Public Radio


Karl Eisenhower
Communications director
Alliance for Health Reform


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.