CMS Sees Increased Risk Pool In ACA Exchanges, Touts Lower Costs

(August 19, 2016, 1:15 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Increased risk pool size fostered by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped keep per-enrollee costs in the individual market essentially unchanged between 2014 and 2015, according to a report released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Aug. 11.

(Report available. Document #93-160824-003X.)

Comparability adjusted costs in the ACA individual marketplace fell 0.1 percent, CMS said. The broader market saw at least a 3 percent increase, with employer and Medicaid plans seeing an average increase between 3...
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