The Whole World Is Still Watching: Affordability, Public Options, Reference Pricing, etc.
Thursday, August 22, 1:30 pm – 3 pm
As out-of-pocket health insurance costs continue to rise, states are taking innovative approaches designed to increase coverage affordability. Some efforts, like Montana’s Medicare reference-based pricing for state employee plans, aim to address the underlying issue of health care costs. While other initiatives, including Colorado’s reinsurance proposal or Washington’s recently enacted public option, strive to ensure there are lower-cost coverage options available. This session highlights these states’ efforts and focus on their implementation experiences.