Congressional Staff Briefing
2017 ACA Repeal and Replace: Subsidy Portability
Empowering Consumers and Expanding Choice
Thursday, February 16, 2017
10:00 a.m., Russell-188
The ACA provides premium subsidies to help individuals afford health insurance coverage. However, the law only allows consumers to use their subsidies to purchase plans sold on publicly run exchanges, and it limits the private sector in their ability to help consumers enroll in plans.
Total reliance on public exchanges has proven insufficient. Enrollment is lower than expected and consumers are facing fewer options and higher costs. CAHC supports efforts to reverse these trends by stabilizing markets, encouraging competition and innovation, and expanding choices for consumers.
At the briefing, we will present information on the current market and discuss an approach that leverages innovation in the private sector to increase choices for consumers and boost enrollment in 2018 and beyond.
DATE: Thursday, February 16, 2017
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
SPEAKERS & POWERPOINTS
- Tom Tsao, Chief Product Officer, eHealthInsurance
- Nicole Braccio, PharmD, Policy Director, National Patient Advocate Foundation
- Jeff Smedsrud, Co-Founder, HealthCare.com and Founder, the National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans
- Moderator: Joel White, President, Council for Affordable Health Coverage