When: Friday, July 13, 2018 9:00 am — 12:00 pm
Where: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was created to provide coverage for millions of Americans who could not get health insurance coverage through their employer or public programs. However, recent actions taken by the federal government in the individual market, including Congress’s repeal of the individual mandate penalty, the ending of cost sharing reductions, and the pending expansion of non-compliant plans have led to uncertainty about market conditions for 2019. Market stabilization is currently the most critical regulatory issue that public policy officials are facing under the private insurance component of the ACA.
On Friday, July 13, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy will host a conference on strategies for stabilizing the individual market. Keynote speaker Mark Hall will present his research findings on a new study, which examines the recent experience of ten states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, and Texas. Two expert panels will convene to discuss outlook for the individual market at both the individual state and national level.
Speakers will take questions from the audience. This event will be live webcast. Join the conversation on Twitter using #ACAStabilization.