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