Coverage and Affordability in the Private Insurance Market

Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216

Lunch will be available at 11:30 p.m.


Public Briefing

This briefing highlighted policy options to promote health care coverage and affordability through the individual health insurance market. Our panel discussed trends in commercial health insurance enrollment and affordability. Most people in the United States under age 65 purchase health care coverage through commercial insurers—about nine percent purchase coverage through state exchanges and about 56 percent receive health insurance through an employer. Panelists will explore options states and the federal government can pursue to promote access to coverage and affordability on the individual market.


Peter Lee, J.D.
Executive Director, Covered California

Sara Collins, Ph.D.
Vice President for Health Care Coverage and Access, The Commonwealth Fund

Korey Harvey, J.D.
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

J.P. Wieske
Vice President, State Affairs, Horizon Government Affairs

Sarah J. Dash, MPH 
President and CEO, Alliance for Health Policy (Moderator)




This briefing was made possible with support from The Commonwealth Fund.