Jon Gabel, MA, a Senior Fellow at NORC, has 40 years of research in the field of health financing and economics. Prior to joining NORC, he was Vice President of the Health Research and Educational Trust and the Center for Studying Health System Change. He was Director of Survey Research for the benefits consulting practice of KPMG for six years and served as Director of Research for the American Association of Health Plans and Health Insurance Association of America, trade associations representing HMOs and health insurers. From 1986-2008 Mr. Gabel served as the principal or co-principal investigator on the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research and Educational Trust Employer Health Benefits Survey and its predecessor surveys. Mr. Gabel is the author of more than 140 peer-reviewed articles on health care financing and trends in employer-based insurance, including 71 articles in Health Affairs.

Recent Posts by Jon Gabel

The Marketplace Premiums Increase: Underwriting Cycle Or Death Spiral?

In this post, we aim to illuminate the underlying forces that led to dramatic increases in premiums so as to clarify the historical record and provide lessons for policymakers who aim to replace the ACA.

Cancelled Non-Group Plans: What We Know Now That We Did Not Know In October

In October of 2013 President Obama faced a political firestorm over the cancellation of millions of individual insurance plans -- plans not compliant with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Associated Press (AP) estimated that 4.8 million persons with non-group coverage had...

The AHIP Report: Beneath Questionable Numbers Is A Serious Concern

On October 12 America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released a commissioned report by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC), “Potential Impact of Health Reform on the Cost of Private Health Insurance Coverage.”   The study reported that health care reform as envisioned by the Senate Finance Committee...