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Affordable Care Act’s lower than projected premiums will save $190bn more over decade, report says

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6459 (Published 24 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6459
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The Affordable Care Act is on track to save $190bn (£120bn; €140bn) more than predicted, because intense price competition on the new health insurance exchanges has driven premium prices well below earlier projections, a new report says.1

The lower premiums, in turn, will reduce the number of uninsured people by an additional 700 000, the report finds.

The report was prepared for the Center for American …

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