August 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Geographic Variation in Health Insurance Marketplaces: Rural and Urban Trends in Enrollment, Firm Participation, Premiums, and Cost Sharing in 2016
Timothy McBride, PhD, Professor, Health Policy and Management at Washington University in Saint Louis, along with Abigail Barker, PhD at the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis will provide an overview of HIM performance in rural areas along several dimensions, as they describe trends in enrollment, firm participation, premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket maximum values. They will provide context to the ongoing discussion on the importance of competition in driving positive outcomes for consumers and for the government. They will conclude with policy recommendations and time for Q&A.