Some States To Be Left With Few Or No ACA Options After Aetna’s Pullback | Kaiser Health News

Some States To Be Left With Few Or No ACA Options After Aetna’s PullbackMedia outlets report from Arizona, Iowa, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas on what Aetna’s exit from most health law marketplaces means for the states.The Associated Press: Insurers Continue To Abandon ACA Exchanges, Limiting ChoiceAetna will abandon Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges next year in more than two-thirds of the counties where it now sells the coverage, the latest in a string of defections by big insurers that will limit customer choice in many markets. Dwindling insurer participation is becoming a concern, especially for rural markets, in part because competition is supposed to help control insurance price hikes, and many carriers have already announced plans to seek increases of around 10 percent or more for 2017. (Murphy, 8/16)Bloomberg: Insurer Exits From Obamacare Turn Few Choices Into None The 400,000-population county southeast of Phoenix currently doesn’t have a single health insurer offering coverage next year on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges, where Americans can shop for the insurance they’re required to have under the law. With the impending pullout of major health insurers — including Aetna Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc., and Humana Inc. — Pinal County is just one place around the country where Americans will be left with few, if any, choices for coverage. (Tracer and Darie, 8/16)

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