How Could a New Administration Tackle Affordable Care Act Challenges? Look to Medicare

By Sabrina Corlette and Jack Hoadley

We’re experiencing another round of bad headlines for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces. A government report found that, on average, premiums will rise 25 percent and consumers will have fewer insurance company choices in 2017. Eighty-three insurers will stop offering plans through the marketplaces next year while only 16 insurers will enter; 21 percent of enrollees will only have one insurer to choose from.

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