Insurance Exchanges Won’t Curb Costs Without Reforms: Study

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 5:38 PM EDT) -- A report examining the shortcomings of the Swiss and Dutch health insurance exchanges, published Thursday, argues that the U.S. health care law's insurance exchanges will fail to keep costs down unless insurers can use their leverage to drive down prices and the government can bar them from seeking out only healthy beneficiaries.

The article in the New England Journal of Medicine examined insurance exchange systems in the Netherlands and Switzerland, where the exchanges are working well to expand coverage but have had a negligible effect on...
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