October 25, 2012

Brendan Maher Publishes Article on Health Care Exchanges

Author: Brendan S. Maher

Title: Some Thoughts on Health Care Exchanges: Choice, Defaults, and the Unconnected

Publication: Connecticut Law Review

Date: 2012

Abstract: One feature of the ACA that appealed to observers across the political spectrum was the creation of health insurance “exchanges.” Among other things, exchanges are intended to aid consumers in making simple and transparent choices regarding the purchase of health insurance. This Article considers how exchanges might benefit from the use of “default” options — both online and off. Given the significant number of Americans that have limited or no Internet access, offline defaults may be an attractive way to promote coverage of the “unconnected.”

Suggested citation: Brendan S. Maher, Some Thoughts on Health Care Exchanges: Choice, Defaults, and the Unconnected, 44 Conn. L. Rev. 1099 (2012), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2106869.