How Has the Affordable Care Act Affected Health Insurers' Financial Performance?

Publication date: 
July, 2016
Source(s): 
The Commonwealth Fund

How Has the Affordable Care Act Affected Health Insurers' Financial Performance?

Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act transformed the market for individual health insurance by changing how insurance is sold and by subsidizing coverage for millions of new purchasers.

Insurers, who had no previous experience under these market conditions, competed actively but faced uncertainty in how to price their products.

This issue brief uses newly available data to understand how health insurers fared financially during the ACA’s first year of full reforms...

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