2013: What’s around the corner for the health care industry?

Source: Paul Keckley, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, 2013

In 2013, major elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are scheduled to be implemented, including health insurance exchange (HIX) open enrollment, and new rates for small groups. But health cost containment will be the central theme as the federal government tackles deficit reduction involving possible cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and other health programs, states wrestle with their portion of Medicaid funding and possible coverage expansion, and employers and consumers grapple with health inflation and increased insurance costs….