Capitol Hill Briefing

What in the World Is Going on with Obamacare’s Exchanges?

October 6, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

B-354 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Brian Blase, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; Cynthia Cox, Associate Director, Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

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Rising premiums, insurer exits, and a shifting mix of plan types has observers questioning the future of Obamacare’s health‐​insurance exchanges. In many parts of the United States, only one insurer remains in the exchange. In some cases, premiums are rising by an average of 50 percent. Are these just growing pains, or are the exchanges in the throes of a death spiral? A panel of scholars will offer differing perspectives on the performance and prospects for the centerpiece of Obamacare.