A recent study found President Donald Trump’s efforts to permit consumers to group up and buy low-cost health care plans would lead to higher Affordable Care Act premiums and a sizeable exodus of enrollees.
According to a Washington Examiner article, the study, which was released Wednesday by Avalere Health, suggested some 3.2 million people could leave the Obamacare marketplaces.
“Consumers are always looking for a new low-cost health insurance option,” Avalere President Dan Mendelson said.
Avalere forecasts the shift to association health care plans could lead to a a 3.5 percent hike in health premiums from current average prices on the individual marketplace.
“The increased number of uninsured is largedly caused by premium increases in the individual market as healthier enrolees shift into AHPs,” Avalere said.