Kaiser Health News  |  April 5, 2022

Still, “there is limited data on whether folks come in sicker” during the special enrollment periods that have occurred since the ACA began, said Katie Keith, a researcher at the Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University, adding that some of the verification rules supported by the industry around previous special enrollment exceptions are onerous enough that they may discourage the healthy more than the ill. Brokers note that low-income customers do turn to brokers when considering insurance coverage.

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