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Congressional Staff Briefing, 2017 Health Insurance Premiums: Rising Rates on ACA’s Exchanges

Initial reports from states that have released premium data suggest that rates for many insurance plans are expected to increase significantly next year, much higher than prior increases in 2015 and 2016.

The Council for Affordable Health Coverage (CAHC) held a briefing on proposed 2017 health plan premiums on the ACA’s insurance exchanges. The briefing provided background on insurance exchange rate filings, an explanation of why premiums are increasing, key factors to keep in mind when examining proposed premiums for next year, and recommended policy considerations to hold down premium rate increases.

Panelists:

  • Brian Webb, Manager, Health Policy, National Association of Insurance Commissioners
  • Rebecca Kirch, Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality and Value, National Patient Advocate Foundation
  • Christine Scullion, Director, Human Resources Policy, National Association of Manufacturers
  • Joel White, President, Council for Affordable Health Coverage