Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration


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ACA Check-up: What's the Prognosis for the Exchanges?

October 26, 2016 | 09:00 AM
10:30 AM ET

ACAPrognosisNumberThere’s a growing sense of uncertainty about the future of the ACA’s insurance exchanges. While 12 million people received coverage through the exchanges this year, most of them with subsidies, the upcoming open enrollment period has brought a wave of news stories highlighting each new rate increase or insurer exiting a market. This webinar took a balanced look at what’s really happening in the exchange markets and what changes are necessary to ensure consumer choice and affordability.

Topics discussed include:

  • What to expect for the next open enrollment cycle, from prices and carrier participation to the factors influencing consumer choices
  • Evidence that the ACA has actually lowered premiums and why
  • Insurer experiences in different markets, including outreach strategies that have worked and what’s behind rate increases
  • What CMS is doing to try to strengthen the exchanges, as well as a proposal for modifying the risk adjustment program


Erica Coe
McKinsey & Company
Loren Adler
The Brookings Institution
Calvin Anderson
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Prakash Patel
GuideWell / Florida Blue
Jon Urbanek
Florida Blue
Ed Lara
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Michael J. Considine
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Kevin Counihan
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Presentation Slides

"ACA Premiums are Lower Than You Think," Loren Adler
"ACA Exchanges - Insights from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee," Calvin Anderson
"Florida Blue's Insights and Innovations," Prakash Patel & Jon Urbanek
"Lesson Learned from the Individual Marketplace," Ed Lara & Michael J. Considine
"The Health Insurance Marketplace: Expanded Access, Smarter Spending, Better Care and Healthier People," Kevin Counihan