Insurance premiums in the ACA marketplaces have risen dramatically across most states in recent years. But even when premium increases moderated in 2019, the cost of coverage remained unaffordable for many. A number of states took steps to provide consumers more affordable coverage options. Some states implemented strategies lowering premiums by providing state-funded subsidies to certain marketplace enrollees. This brief examines such approaches and discusses the implications of state policy choices.


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