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
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.