In the News / Media Activities
Chris Hayes, host of the daily “All In With Chris Hayes” show aired nationwide on MSNBC, cited the Academy in a March 7 interview with House Energy and Commerce Committee member Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) regarding the aims of the recently introduced American Health Care Act (at the 1:45 mark).
An Associated Press story on selling health insurance across state lines quoted HPC member Barbara Klever on how premiums reflect the cost of care where an individual lives. More than 400 media outlets—including the Washington Post, CNBC, Yahoo News, Business Insider, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report—published the story.
Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello discussed the significance of the ACA’s cost-sharing reduction subsidies in an Axios story on top priorities for health insurers. An Advisory Board story on the health of the ACA exchanges quoted Uccello, who said that “what we know about enrollment at this time doesn’t signal the degree of shrinking enrollment expected in a premium spiral.”
In a Modern Healthcare story, Uccello discussed the impact of revised rate-filing deadlines for ACA marketplace single-risk pool health insurance for plan year 2018. Uccello’s comments were also cited in an Advisory Board daily briefing.
Fierce Healthcare mentioned Uccello’s comments from a recent Academy news release on the wide implications of details embedded in ACA reform approaches, and cited the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee’s three recent health care issue briefs. A Health Affairs Blog post cited the issue brief on association health plans.
A subscriber-only National Journal article on the future of the ACA cited HPC Vice President Shari Westerfield’s comment that rolling back some of the essential health benefits would lower premiums, but enrollees would get fewer benefits, too.
A Health Affairs Blog post discussing the underlying forces that led to an average increase in premiums for marketplace plans cited the Academy’s issue brief on 2017 health premium drivers. A fact-checking article published by Politifact discussing the ACA’s premium changes also cited the issue brief.
LifeHealthPro, BenefitsLink.com, and Healthcare Intelligence Network cited the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee’s new health care issue briefs on association health plans, selling insurance across state lines, and high-risk pools.
A Bloomberg article discussing replacement options for the ACA cited the Academy’s issue brief on selling insurance across state lines. A column in the Brattleboro Reformer (Vt.) also cited the issue brief.
Business Examiner published a statement from Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, who cited the key findings of the Academy’s recent analysis of the implications of allowing health insurance to be sold across state lines. The story was reprinted by The Lund Report.
A Health Affairs Blog story addressing concerns about high-risk pools cited the Academy’s recent issue brief on alternative high-risk pool reimbursement programs.
The National Law Review published a story relaying the key findings of the Academy’s issue paper evaluating the health insurance individual market and reform options. The story was reprinted by JDSupra Business Advisor, Lexology, and Mondaq.
The Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms published a blog post relaying the key findings of the Academy’s issue paper evaluating the health insurance individual market and reform options. The issue paper was also cited in a Healthcare Law Insights story about the potential impact of a “slow repeal” of the ACA.