Impact of Health Insurance Exchanges on Orthopaedics

What we know—and don’t know

Lalit Puri, MD, and Daniel M. Adair, MD

On Oct. 1, a key component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) fell into place with the opening of public health insurance exchanges (HIX). The impact of these exchanges will be significant; according to Accenture Consulting, as many as 20 percent of employed Americans will be using an exchange to obtain health insurance by 2017.

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