NCPA - National Center for Policy Analysis

ACA CO-OP Failures Disappoint, Don't Surprise

November 11, 2015

One of the most ambitious efforts to replicate real-world competition in the Affordable Care Act has proven to be a growing failure. NCPA senior fellow Devon Herrick says excessive spending is a major problem; health CO-OPs spent $117 on average for every $100 in premiums in an attempt to sacrifice profits temporarily in order to grab a greater share of the market. Many CO-OPs have already failed, with several more already borrowing additional money to stay afloat.


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