Watch the States to Understand How Consumers Are Faring in the Individual Health Insurance Market


Recent developments in Congress and actions by the Trump administration are likely to make it harder for individuals — particularly those who aren’t in perfect health — to afford adequate health coverage. But some states are taking action to safeguard their residents.

In a new post on To the Point, Justin Giovannelli, Kevin Lucia, and Sabrina Corlette of Georgetown University's Center on Health Insurance Reforms find that nearly half of states are pursuing market stabilization strategies — establishing reinsurance programs, increasing oversight of the limited-benefit plans touted by the administration, and incentivizing people to maintain their coverage.

A new interactive map that will be updated over time shows where key state policy choices are likely to affect access to individual market coverage.

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