Discussion Panel: A Look Back at the First Two Years of the Kansas Health Insurance Marketplace
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Apr 16, 2015
Kansas Health Institute
The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) hosted a panel discussion about the opportunities and challenges experienced by health-related organizations in the first two years of the health insurance marketplace.
Robert F. St. Peter, M.D., president and CEO of KHI moderated the discussion and Linda Sheppard, J.D., KHI senior analyst and strategy team leader, began the event with an overview of the Kansas marketplace.
“The 2014 cohort was [apparently] less healthy than your average population, and that shouldn’t be surprising. We closed down the high risk pools– these are a lot of people who didn’t have health insurance before. We don’t know whether the 2015 cohort is going to be healthier and if so, how much and what that means about claims data, rates and tax credits.”
-Matt All, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Topics covered during the discussion include:
- Regulatory challenges
- Outreach and enrollment experiences
- Technical operation of the marketplace
- The experiences of providers and patients
Play the full audio recording of the event below to hear the panelists’ experiences in the first two years of the Kansas health insurance marketplace.
About Kansas Health Institute
The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.