Several States Have Found Ways to Mitigate Obamacare’s Damage To Their Health Insurance Markets


By Grace-Marie Turner and Doug Badger
Forbes, Oct. 3, 2018

Several states have successfully used Obamacare’s Section 1332 waiver authority to begin to revive their non-group health insurance markets by implementing better risk-mitigation strategies. The states provide separate assistance to those with the highest health costs, thereby reducing premiums and increasing enrollment for healthy people driven out of the market by soaring costs. This op-ed summarizes a new paper from the Heritage Foundation by Doug Badger and Ed Haislmaier, “State Innovation:  The Key to Affordable Health Care Coverage Choices,” which highlights innovative solutions from the seven states leading the way. Read More…