A new study released by FTI Consulting and the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future assesses the impact of a public option on market stability and consumer choice in the ACA marketplaces. Key findings include:
- By 2028, 20 percent of state marketplaces would not offer a single private insurance option as a result of the introduction of the public option.
- In the first year following introduction of the public option, over 130,000 Americans enrolled in ACA coverage would be forced off of their existing health plan as private insurers exit the marketplaces. Over a decade, up to two million marketplace enrollees could experience a loss of private coverage