While many brokers applaud signs of stabilizing and healthier markets, there is still concern about premiums being unaffordable for consumers. Despite the higher commission some plans offer, many brokers refuse to sell products viewed as overly risky for consumers like short-term health plans or association health plans.
About the Urban Institute
The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and offered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector. Visit the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center for more information specific to its staff and its recent research.