Experts are predicting a drop in health insurer participation in Affordable Care Act (ACA) markets in the coming year, according to an article in Vox.com. Mike Adelberg, senior director for FaegreBD Consulting, told Vox that insurer participation will drop “under any likely scenario,” which could present a messaging issue.
"In 2015 there was a good story about participation going up from 2014," Adelberg said. "And in 2016 there was a good story about holding participation steady amid a shifting market. The story will be harder this time around."
While Adelberg expects competition to be lower in 2017, he remains optimistic about the market in the long run as the risk pool improves and the political environment stabilizes.