Efforts To Increase Competition, Consumer Choice Through Use of Multistate Plans Unlikely To Succeed
An effort to increase the use of multistate plans to help boost competition and consumer choice on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges is not on track to meet its goals. An ACA provision aimed to increase competition by allowing multistate health plans, which can be purchased in more than one state, available on the ACA's exchanges. Some health policy analysts have said the multistate plan program is unlikely to work because of the way health insurance markets typically function.
- "Despite Hopes of Health Law Advocates, 'Multi-State' Health Plans Unavailable in Many States" (Andrews, Kaiser Health News, 12/16).