Mar 7, 2018
Health Affairs covered Oliver Wyman’s recent report on the impact of proposed rules to expand access to short-term, limited-duration insurance and association health plans (AHPs). These rules were issued in response to an executive order from President Trump to expand access to these and other alternatives to coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The Oliver Wyman report, on behalf of the D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority, found that the AHP rule would increase claim costs in D.C.’s individual market and small group market by up to about 11 percent and 26 percent, respectively. Combined with the repeal of the individual mandate penalty, claim costs in D.C.’s individual market would increase further, up to about 16 percent.
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