5 ways small-group exchange plans went wrong | LifeHealthPro

Officials at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) have tried to provide an official answer to a burning Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) question: Why has the Small Health Options Program (SHOP) done so poorly?

GAO investigators prepared a report on the SHOP plan system at the request of Rep. Sam Graves, chairman of the House Small Business Committee. The investigators tried to find out just how the SHOP plans have actually performed, factors responsible for their performance, and ways to improve their performance in the coming year.PPACA drafters created the SHOP system in an effort to offer small employers access to the same kinds of competitive, transparent markets and access to tax breaks that the PPACA individual exchange system provides for individuals.

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