A Way to Reduce Obamacare Premiums

Jason Millman: “With much of the focus on Obamacare now on how much individual premiums could increase next year, a new analysis suggests there’s one way to keep them in check — more competition. That’s the conclusion of a new report from economists Leemore Dafny, Christopher Ody and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber.”

“The new analysis finds that exchange premiums ‘are responsive to competition,’ but the economists caution that the really new exchanges need further study. If this new research published in the National Bureau of Economic Research is correct, then more insurers entering the exchanges in future years could serve as a check on rate increases.”

(National Bureau of Economic Research)

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