Individual Mandate Repeal May Cause Already-Struggling Rural Markets In Red States To Collapse
Republican states with one insurer offering coverage through the exchanges are particularly vulnerable to the GOP's plan to scrap the individual mandate.
Los Angeles Times:
Republicans' Latest Plan To Repeal Obamacare's Insurance Requirement Could Wreak Havoc In Some Very Red States
The Senate Republican plan to use tax legislation to repeal the federal requirement that Americans have health coverage threatens to derail insurance markets in conservative, rural swaths of the country, according to a Los Angeles Times data analysis. That could leave consumers in these regions — including most or all of Alaska, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming, as well as parts of many other states — with either no options for coverage or health plans that are prohibitively expensive. (Levey, 11/27)