9:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Past Event

(De)stabilizing the ACA’s individual market: A view from the states

An event from the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy

Friday, July 13, 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), through the individual health insurance markets, provided 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, including Congress’s repeal of the individual mandate penalty, 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 hosted a conference on strategies for stabilizing the individual market. Keynote speaker Mark Hall presented his research findings on a new study, which examines the recent experience of ten states with respect to individual market stability, including Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, and Texas. Two expert panels convened to discuss outlook for the individual market at both the individual state and national level. 

Panel 1: What we learned in four states

Panel 2: Outlook for the Individual Market