Govs. Hickenlooper and Kasich Discuss Bipartisan Proposal to Stabilize Health Insurance Market

The Affordable Care Act changed the way the health insurance market works, making coverage available to everyone regardless of their health status. This year’s premiums increase and the departure of insurers from some local markets have raised concerns that those markets are unstable. Uncertainty about the federal government’s commitment to promoting this market and paying insurers for new cost-sharing reductions required by the ACA has created new concerns for 2018.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) have developed a bipartisan proposal to stabilize the individual insurance market and make other reforms of the health system. They will discuss their blueprint in a conference jointly sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and the Center for American Progress. An expert panel will lead off with a discussion of the challenges of ensuring access to affordable health coverage.

American Enterprise Institute
1789 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

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Panel One:
Featured panelists:
Avik Roy, co-founder, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
Topher Spiro, vice president, Health Policy, Center for American Progress
Cori Uccello, actuary and senior health fellow, American Academy of Actuaries

Moderated by:
Joseph Antos, resident scholar and Wilson H. Taylor scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute

Panel Two:
Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, president and CEO, Center for American Progress

Keynote discussion:
Gov. John Kasich (R-OH)
Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO)

Moderated by:
Sarah Kliff, senior editor, Vox


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