Lessening the Impact of Coverage Churn Through Multimarket Health Plans

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It’s estimated that half of lower-income adults will move between Medicaid and subsidized health insurance marketplace plans at least once during the year. This churning in source of insurance can lead to breaks in coverage and care, especially if the new plan has a different health provider network.<br /><br />
In a new blog post, George Washington University’s Sara Rosenbaum looks at insurers that offer complementary health plans, which use a common provider network, for both Medicaid and the marketplaces. Rosenbaum, who recently wrote about the topic for the <em>Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law, </em>says that multimarket plans could protect people from the health care consequences of moving from one form of subsidized coverage to another as their income or family circumstances change.

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