Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, was quoted by the Huffington Post for an article on how states are trying to combat changes to federal healthcare legislation.
According to the publication, residents of Charlottesville, VA, who buy health insurance without employer or government subsidies have been hit with the highest insurance premiums in the country. While Charlottesville’s spike may be an anomaly, insurance experts say it could be indicative of what may happen in other parts of the country when insurers post their final rates for 2019.
Ario explained, however, that the Trump administration’s efforts are likely to bolster the overall proportion of Americans enrolled in Medicaid and federally subsidized exchange policies, because the policies will remain affordable, and people will enroll in them even without the coercion of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
Read the article here.