Rural-Urban Differences in Insurer Participation, Premiums, Health Plan Provider Networks in Federal and State Marketplaces

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September 2014
Project completed:
August 2016
This two-year project will: 1) measure rural-urban differences in the size, scope, and composition of provider networks affiliated with Marketplace plans; 2) analyze the relationships between provider network size and composition, other benefit design attributes, geographic rating area designations, and premiums; and 3) examine how rural and urban Marketplace-based plan enrollment is affected by plan availability and provider network size and scope.