ACA’s Effect on Health Insurance Premiums Will Vary by State, RAND Study Predicts
The Affordable Care Act's effect on health insurance premiums will vary by state, according to a RAND study commissioned by HHS. RAND estimated that out of 10 representative states, premiums in the individual market in 2016 likely would increase in three states, would decrease in two states and would remain unchanged in five states. The study also predicted that the ACA will significantly decrease the number of uninsured residents.
- "No Widespread Premium Increases Coming Under Obamacare, Study Says" (Viebeck, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 8/29).
- "Study: Price Shocks on Health Exchanges Appear Unlikely" (Rovner, "Shots," NPR, 8/29).