Despite the Affordable Care Act (ACA)'s victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in King v. Burwell, in which the Court held that tax credits authorized under the ACA will remain available to individuals purchasing insurance through federal exchanges, challenges to the program remain.
In a June 30 article in The Hill, Mike Adelberg, senior director at FaegreBD Consulting, commented on one of the lingering threats to Obamacare: failing marketplaces. Adelberg, who formerly held senior positions overseeing exchanges in the Obama administration, explained that state-run exchanges are expected to struggle. Rising premium costs lingers as another threat to the ACA, and Adelberg voiced concern that this could contribute to the problem of undercoverage.
"Are the people buying lower cost plans in the Exchanges underinsured?," he said. "That is one place people are going to turn their attention."