Post by Nancy Wise References contribution to an article by Jerry Burgess
Those of us in the industry understand that healthcare is extremely complex, and that various components of health policy relate to each other. For industry insiders it can be a challenge to watch public leaders and the media sometimes miss the nuance of these industry dynamics. Truly understanding healthcare often requires more study and focus than many busy Americans have time to apply to this task.
This means that the media coverage on healthcare can sometimes rely on sound bites and data points pulled out of context. There is simply not enough investigative and nuanced reporting on the impacts and dynamics of the political climate on healthcare.
This is why we were so happy to see Sarah Kliff’s article: This is How ObamaCare Explodes (https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/1/15373372/obamacare-tennessee-zero-insurers), that was published earlier this week (5/1/17). This article explores how it came to be that those eligible for subsidized coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace find themselves without coverage options in certain regions of Tennessee. The article provides a valuable dive into several personal stories as well as exploring the market dynamics that led to this situation.
Spring Street Exchange’s own Jerry Burgess contributed to the article, sharing some of his insights as a former leader in the Tennessee carrier marketplace. Enjoy!