Report Suggests Capping Provider Rates To Boost Exchange Choice

March 21, 2019
A new Urban Institute report out Thursday (March 21) suggests policymakers consider capping provider rates at Medicare levels or introducing a public plan option in exchange rating areas that continue to struggle with competition. The report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, finds that while exchange plan choices increased for the 2019 plan year compared to the 2018 plan year, with 20 percent of the population now living in areas with five or more exchange issuers, the exchanges still...

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