Tick Tock: An Unforgiving Calendar for Health Plans Makes Orderly "Transition" for Affordable Care Act Repeal Unlikely

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<p>In the face of projections that repeal of the ACA will lead to 22 million to 30 million Americans losing coverage, some congressional leaders have called for a multiyear transition period. During this time, the ACA's insurance reforms and subsidies would remain in place until a replacement plan is enacted. But as Georgetown Health Policy Institute's Sabrina Corlette and Kevin Lucia and the Wakely Consulting Group's Julie Andrews point out in a new <em>To the Point</em> post, the uncertainty that arises from this transition period, along with a tight timeline for bringing health insurance products to market, will likely create major disruptions for consumers. </p><p>In preparation for the 2018 market, for example, insurers are already making decisions about participation, service areas, network designs, and more. Determining prices for these products will take many months, and the uncertainty is likely to lead to higher prices.</p>

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