State-Based Marketplaces Push Ahead, Despite Federal Resistance

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<p>Open enrollment for 2018 on the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces started this week. While the Trump administration has scaled back efforts to provide health coverage, Emily Curran and Justin Giovannelli of Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms report on <em>To the Point </em>that state-based marketplaces have bolstered efforts to stabilize their markets and maintain or grow enrollment this year.</p><p>The authors explain that a majority of state-run marketplaces have extended their open enrollment periods beyond the December 15 federal deadline and worked closely with insurers to ensure consumer choice. At the same time, most marketplaces are modifying their advertising to counter misinformation and remind consumers they are open for business.</p> Read the post