KQED: Covered California Helps Keep Premiums in Check, UC Berkeley Study Finds

urlKQED’s State of Health covered the Petris Center’s newly published paper in health affairs, “Differing Impacts Of Market Concentration On Affordable Care Act Marketplace Premiums.” The article covers the responses of Dr. Scheffler and others, including Covered California Director Peter Lee, in response to the paper’s findings:

“The folklore in economics is that more choice is better,” economist Scheffler said. If offered too many choices in health insurance, “it becomes too much for consumers to look at and analyze and really absorb. So you’re better off having a smaller number of choices to plan on and pick from.”

The full article can be read on KQED’s website here. More information about the Health Affairs paper can be found here.