Trouble for the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Exchanges

Sep 16, 2016

The "marketplace," where Americans can shop for and purchase insurance from a network of companies, was created with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act several years ago. It has since provided coverage to twelve million Americans, but it's been largely unprofitable for insurers.  And so, most companies plan to hike rates later this fall - with huge impacts on both patients and politics. 

GUESTS:

  • Mary Agnes Cary - Senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News.
  • Dan Gorenstein -  Senior reporter for Marketplace’s Health Desk, covering the business of healthcare.
  • Jennifer Patterson - Health Policy Legal Counsel for New Hampshire.
  • Roger Sevigny - New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner and president of the National Insurance Producer Registry.

Our guests mentioned several websites that provide assistance for researching and purchasing healthcare. See these options below:

New Hampshire Insurance Department: Comprehensive information about insurance options in New Hampshire.

HealthCare.gov: Explore coverage options, sign up for coverage, and find answers to common insurance questions.

NH Health Cost: Compare costs and availability of healthcare within New Hampshire.

CoveringNewHampshire.org: Gateway to enrolling for insurance in New Hampshire.