How many cancelled policies were eligible for grandfathering?

Via twitter today, I asked Kip Piper:

Some individual market plans were eligible for grandfathering, but had to remain unchanged to be grandfathered (meaning the benefits could not be changed). What proportion of the cancelled individual market plans were eligible to be grandfathered? Some such plans may have had to be cancelled, while others may have been cancelled due to changes brought about by insurance companies. And the answer seems to potentially differ by state?

Does anyone know?

About Don Taylor
Professor of Public Policy (with appointments in Business, Nursing, Community and Family Medicine, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute), and Chair of the Academic Council at Duke University . I am one of the founding faculty of the Margolis Center for Health Policy. My research focuses on improving care for persons who are dying, and I am co-PI of a CMMI award in Community Based Palliative Care. I teach both undergrads and grad students at Duke. On twitter @donaldhtaylorjr

3 Responses to How many cancelled policies were eligible for grandfathering?

  1. Pingback: More on grandfathering of individual purchase policies | freeforall

  2. Bob Hertz says:

    I am very glad that you are blogging again.

    First one quick anecdote. My wife had an individual Blue Cross policy in 2009. By 2013, the 12% annual increases were relentless plus our income declined………….so she opted for a higher deductible and a lower premium.

    This alone caused her policy to lose grandfather status.

    She will do better in the exchanges, and we live in MN which has its own website…but still..

    The people in the individual market have been punching bags, first of the industry and now of the White House.

    I was always fond of the proposal I think by John Kerry that individual insureds could join the Federal employee health exchange. Of course that would impact the Fed’s risk pool, but it is hard to imagine a more privileged group to share the pain.

    • Don Taylor says:

      Another proposal would be to add individuals into the Medicare risk pool. Certainly that would be a better policy than high risk pools. Blogging was greatly reduced by time expended caring for my mother in law. She is more stable now in assisted living/memory care

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