B School for Public Policy
Stabilizing Individual Health Insurance Markets
Seminar by Professor Scott Harrington
Between the recent exits of several insurers from the health insurance exchanges, and the repeated attempts earlier this year to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, there has been much concern about the stability of the individual insurance market. This seminar will examine the sources and scope of individual market instability and review current proposals for market stabilization, while exploring how federal or state level subsidized reinsurance programs, including “invisible high risk pools,” might help.