Insurer Participation in State-Based Marketplaces Remains Stable

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<p>Despite the struggles of many CO-OP plans and other ongoing challenges, most of the Affordable Care Act’s state-based marketplaces have an equal or greater number of insurers competing for business in 2016 relative to 2015.</p><p>In a new blog post, Emily Curran, Justin Giovannelli, and Kevin Lucia of the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute's Center on Health Insurance Reforms analyze insurer participation in 17 state-based marketplaces. The authors explain that some states have managed to foster competition by establishing ground rules, such as Maryland’s prohibition against most insurers offering health plans outside the marketplace unless they also offer plans in it. </p> Read the post