How Obamacare Raised Premiums

By Edmund Haislmaier and Doug Badger
The Heritage Foundation, March 5, 2018

The seismic effects of the ACA on insurance markets continue to be felt nearly eight years after its enactment. Premiums for individual coverage more than doubled between 2013 and 2017. Much of that increase resulted from Obamacare’s new regulations, especially prohibiting medical underwriting, guaranteed issue, and banning pre-ex exclusions. […]

Americans Need Health Reform to Be a Priority Issue in 2018

In an open letter to President Donald J. Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan, health care policy leaders articulate the need for health care reform in 2018. Making health care reform a priority is critical to halt rising costs and enable greater competition so Americans can choose the coverage that is right for them […]