4 Steps That Could Cut Health Insurance Premiums And Boost Enrollment

The Senate health committee meets next month to discuss ways to stabilize the insurance markets. Insurers have until Sept. 27 to commit to selling policies on the ACA marketplaces in 2018.

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The Senate health committee meets next month to discuss ways to stabilize the insurance markets. Insurers have until Sept. 27 to commit to selling policies on the ACA marketplaces in 2018.

Andrew Harnik/AP

Congress and the Trump administration could boost insurance coverage by a couple of million people and lower premiums by taking a few actions to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance markets, according to a new analysis by the consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

The paper, which lays out a simple blueprint for making insurance more affordable for more people while working within the current health law’s structure, comes just days before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee begins hearings on ways to stabilize markets in the short term.

“Together, these approaches could increase enrollment by roughly two million individuals, reduce average premiums by more

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/25/546141203/four-steps-that-could-cut-health-insurance-premiums-and-boost-enrollment?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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