Geographic Variation in Health Insurance Marketplaces: Rural and Urban Trends in Enrollment, Firm Participation, Premiums, and Cost Sharing in 2016

Duration: approximately minutes

Timothy McBride, PhD, Professor, Health Policy and Management at Washington University in Saint Louis, along with Abigail Barker, PhD at the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis provided an overview of HIM performance in rural areas along several dimensions, as they described trends in enrollment, firm participation, premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket maximum values. They provided context to the ongoing discussion on the importance of competition in driving positive outcomes for consumers and for the government. They concluded with policy recommendations and time for Q&A.

For more information, view the Health Insurance Marketplaces: Premium Trends in Rural Areas policy brief.