Regulation and Prices in the Individual Insurance Market Pre- and Post-ACA: Experts Weigh In

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<p>With health plan enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) meeting or exceeding expectations, attention is rapidly shifting to the cost of plans sold through the federal and state marketplaces. In a new <a href="/blog/2014/insurance-costs-and-after-aca-experts-weigh">blog post,</a> The Commonwealth Fund's Jordan Kiszla reports on what experts at a recent Washington briefing said will be the key drivers of premiums in 2015, and how cost trends for marketplace plan premiums are likely to compare to trends in the individual insurance market prior to the ACA.</p><p>The June 27 briefing, moderated by Rachel Nuzum, the Fund's Vice President for Federal and State Health Policy, was conducted by the Fund and the Alliance for Health Reform and attended by some 200 congressional and administration staff, journalists, and other policy stakeholders. Expert panelists included MIT economist Jonathan Gruber; Cori Uccello, actuary and senior health fellow at the American Academy of Actuaries; David Cusano, senior research fellow at Georgetown University's Center of Health Insurance Reforms; and Elizabeth Hall, vice president for federal affairs at WellPoint, Inc. </p>
Read more on <a href="/blog/2014/insurance-costs-and-after-aca-experts-weigh">The Commonwealth Fund Blog</a>.<br />
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