Health Care Marketplaces Did Not Disrupt Insurers Financially

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<p>A new analysis of how health insurance companies performed financially both before and after the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces opened shows that profit and loss levels remained substantially the same for established insurers with significant enrollment. </p><p>Writing in <em>Medical Care Research and Review</em>, Commonwealth Fund–supported researchers Mark A. Hall, Michael J. McCue, and Jennifer R. Palazzolo report that insurers had median losses of about 4 percent in both 2013, prior to the launch of the marketplaces, and 2014, the marketplaces’ first year. Insurers did better financially in states running their own marketplaces than in states using the federal exchange, the authors say.</p> Read about the study