In Vivian Ho's latest commentary for The Hill, the health economics chair asks: "Should I feel sorry for private health insurers?" Ho explains that new regulations and several billion dollars in new fees under the Affordable Care Act could pose a severe burden on insurers; however, after analyzing the stock prices of the second- and third-largest Fortune 500 health insurers in the country, Ho concludes: "Either the ACA has been very good for private health insurance companies, or the law's new burdens don't affect the majority of the business that health insurers are conducting with their customers. Either way, I have no right to feel sorry for private insurance companies."
Read Ho's full commentary, "Should I feel sorry for private health insurers?" in the August 6, 2014, edition of The Hill.
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