ADVISORY: Hickenlooper, Kasich Discuss Bipartisan Proposal to Stabilize Health Insurance Market

Washington, D.C. — The Affordable Care Act (ACA) 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 in those markets. Although some indicators suggest the financial performance of insurers is now improving, uncertainty about the federal government’s commitment to promoting this market and paying insurers for cost-sharing reductions required by the ACA have heightened those 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.

WHO:

Panel one: 9:15 a.m.
Featured panelists:
Topher Spiro, Vice President for Health Policy, Center for American Progress
Cori Uccello, Actuary and Senior Health Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries
Avik Roy, Co-Founder, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity

Moderator:
Joseph Antos, Resident Scholar and Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute

Panel two: 10:00 a.m.
Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Keynote discussion:
John Kasich, Governor, Ohio
John Hickenlooper, Governor, Colorado

Moderator:
Sarah Kliff, Senior Editor, Vox

WHEN:

Friday, September 8, 2017
9:15 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:

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

Space is extremely limited. RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

Click here to RSVP

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Devon Kearns at dkearns@americanprogress.org or 202.741.6290.