Market Competition Works: Proposed Silver Premiums in the 2014 Individual and Small Group Markets Lower Than Expected

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A goal of the ACA is to increase competition and transparency in the markets for individual and small group insurance, leading to higher quality, more affordable products. To date, this proposition has largely been based on theory. However, information on proposed premiums in the individual and small group markets has recently been made available by selected states, and it is now possible to move from theoretical arguments to data-driven analysis. This research brief analyzes proposed rates in the individual market for 2014 in the eleven states that have made information available, and compares these rates to those estimated by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). 

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Date: Aug 2013
Author: Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation