The Affordable Care Act’s Disclosure Rules: Can They Improve Coverage, Raise Care Quality, and Cut Costs?

By Justin Giovannelli, Kevin Lucia, and Sarah Dash

The Affordable Care Act is designed to expand access to affordable and adequate health insurance, improve the quality and efficiency of care, and constrain rising health costs. While the closely watched insurance marketplaces are key to these efforts, the health law gives policymakers other important but often overlooked tools to work with. Among the most promising is the law’s new transparency framework. When implemented, its sunshine provisions will require health insurers to publicly report a wealth of existing industry data about coverage and claims.

In CHIR’s most recent post for The Commonwealth Fund blog, Justin Giovannelli, Kevin Lucia, and Sarah Dash examine the context and the content of the transparency requirements and identify steps policymakers may take to implement the rules in the coming months. You can read the full post here.

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