In the wake of the failure of the legislative effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the fate of the President’s proposal to authorize the sale of insurance “across state lines” is unclear. In their latest article for the Commonwealth Fund’s To The Point blog, Sabrina Corlette and Kevin Lucia examine different potential approaches to promoting cross-state sale of insurance and what they mean for states and consumers. Continue reading
Shortly after the election, Congress asked state officials to provide input on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. CHIR expert Sabrina Corlette tracked down 34 of those letters, and found the responses – particularly from states with Republican leaders – to not not always be what she expected. She shared her top takeaways here. Continue reading
The NAIC wrapped up its Fall National Meeting last week, and although there was little of the upcoming ACA debate on the official agenda, the topic dominated the hallway chatter. JoAnn Volk provides a report on the meeting.
President-elect Trump’s transition team has posted their top replacement ideas for the Affordable Care Act. But those ideas – allowing insurance to be sold across state lines, reinstating high risk pools, and expanding HSAs – are all tired retreads of old policies that have been proven failures. Sabrina Corlette takes a look. Continue reading
It’s like Groundhog Day. Every 2-4 years, politicians propose to allow the sale of insurance across state lines, arguing that it will make coverage more affordable. But what is the real impact of such policies? CHIR’s Sabrina Corlette shares findings from 6 states that enacted policies to encourage cross-state sales. Continue reading
The Affordable Care Act played a prominent role in last night’s presidential debate and those that watched the debate closely heard President Obama reference Governor Romney’s plan to allow insurers to sell health insurance across state lines. Sabrina Corlette revisits our most recent study in light of presidential politics. Continue reading
Although proposals to allow the sale of health insurance across state lines are believed to help consumers access more affordable insurance options, these proposals have rarely been studied. To better understand how these proposals work and whether they are delivering on their promises, CHIR researchers examined across state lines laws in six states – Sabrina Corlette summarizes our findings from an issue brief released today. Continue reading