Commercial Landscape | 2021 | National MCO Analyzer

The COVID pandemic and economic downturn pushed millions from the commercial group health insurance market, which by January 2021 had begun to recover as more businesses reopen and hire. But federal action to suspend Medicaid reverifications and to expand subsidies and open enrollment for the ACA Individual Exchanges successfully expanded the nation's healthcare safety net at a critical time. The pandemic's lessons for healthcare delivery and innovation will have some enduring impacts on physician practice ownership, vertical integration, delivery of behavioral healthcare, and consumer acceptance of virtual care.