The Individual Market at a Crossroads

All materials can be found in full at the sources indicated

Printed Materials

“An Evaluation of the Individual Health Insurance Market and Implications of Potential Changes.” Bender, K. and Klever, B.  American Academy of Actuaries Individual and Small Group Markets Committee. January 2017. Available at

“Insurer Financial Performance in the Early Years of the Affordable Care Act.” Cox, C., Levitt, L., and Claxton, G. Kaiser Family Foundation. April 21, 2017. Available at

“Options for Addressing Counties that have no Individual Market Qualified Health Plan for 2018.” Covered California. April 14, 2017. Available at

“Steps Toward a More Sustainable Individual Health Insurance Market.” American Academy of Actuaries. April 2017. Available at

“The U.S. ACA Individual Market Showed Progress In 2016, But Still Needs Time To Mature.” Banerjee, D., Sung, J., Marinucci, J., and Unverrich, J. Standard and Poor Global Ratings. April 7, 2017. Available at

Additional Materials

“A side-by-side comparison of Obamacare and the GOP’s replacement plan.” Levey, N. and Kim, K. Los Angeles Times. April 26, 2017. Available at

“Bare Market: What Happens if Places Have No Obamacare Insurers?” Sanger-Katz, M. The New York Times. April 18, 2017. Available at

“BPC Health Policy Experts Call for Extension of Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidies.” Frist, B., and Daschle, T. Bipartisan Policy Center. April 13, 2017. Available at

“CMS Issues ACA Health Insurance Exchange Stabilization Rule.” HealthPayer Intelligence. April 18, 2017. Available at

“Conservatives’ Goal To Relax Mandatory Health Benefits Unlikely To Tame Premiums.” Rovner, J. Kaiser Health News. April 21, 2017. Available at

“Essentials of Health Policy: A Sourcebook for Journalists and Policymakers – Private Coverage.” The Alliance for Health Reform. 2017. Available at

“Health Insurers Make Case for Subsidies, but Get Little Assurance From Administration.” Abelson, R. The New York Times. April 18, 2017. Available at

“How the GOP Could Nudge the Uninsured Toward Coverage.” Capretta, J. and Chen, L. The Wall Street Journal. April 18, 2017. Available at

“Market Stabilization Letter.” Nickel, T., Mix McPeak, J., Cioppa, E., and Mattax, D. National Association of Insurance Commissioners. March 7, 2017. Available at

“No ‘Death Spiral’: Insurers May Soon Profit From Obamacare Plans, Analysis Finds.” Abelson, R. The New York Times. April 7, 2017. Available at

“President Trump’s Threats to Sabotage Consumers’ Health Care Are the Worst Form of Partisan Gamesmanship.” Community Catalyst. April 13, 2017. Available at

“Using High-Risk Pools to Cover High-Risk Enrollees.” American Academy of Actuaries. February 2017. Available at