Trends in Coverage and Affordability on the ACA Marketplaces

In advance of the fourth open enrollment period for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which begins Nov. 1, this briefing examined who has gained coverage, who remains uninsured, and why uninsured individuals have not obtained coverage. Speakers also discussed marketplace stability, factors driving premium trends, and the outlook for 2017 premiums.

In addition to insights from our panelists, this briefing included a discussion of survey results from The Commonwealth Fund ACA Tracking Survey and what it tells us about consumers’ experiences with the marketplaces.

Sara Collins, vice president, health care coverage and access, The Commonwealth Fund, will highlight the results of the consumer tracking survey.

Cori Uccello, senior health fellow, American Academy of Actuaries, will provide an overview of factors driving premium trends.

Kevin Lucia, senior research fellow and project director, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, will discuss health plan and marketplace stability.

Justine Handelman, vice president of legislative and regulatory policy, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, will share the considerations of health plans participating in the marketplaces.

Marilyn Serafini of the Alliance for Health Reform, and Rachel Nuzum of The Commonwealth Fund, will co-moderate the discussion.

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Transcript

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Speaker Presentations

Sara Collins Presentation (PowerPoint)
Cori Uccello Presentation (PowerPoint)
Kevin Lucia Presentation (PowerPoint)
Justine Handelman Presentation (PowerPoint)

Event Details

Agenda (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Speaker Biographies (Adobe Acrobat PDF)