Obamacare Exchanges Are Deteriorating But Not Imploding
Health insurers had until Wednesday to declare whether they planned to sell coverage next year on exchanges in most states.
The Associated Press:
Government Health Insurance Markets Holding Up--Barely
Enough insurers are planning to sell coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges next year to keep them working — if only barely — in most parts of the country. Competition in many markets has dwindled to one insurer — or none in some cases — and another round of steep price hikes is expected to squeeze consumers who don't receive big income-based tax credits to help pay their bill. (Murphy, 6/21)
The Washington Post:
Obamacare’s Exchanges Face Their Moment Of Truth
Insurers hit a major deadline Wednesday: They must inform regulators in 39 states whether they will sell insurance on many Affordable Care Act marketplaces and, if so, how much they would like to charge. It's something of a moment of truth for the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces, whose health depends in large part on the participation of private insurers. And so far, states are seeing mixed results: One major insurer has made a big pullout, while a different one announced it would expand into new states. (Johnson, 6/21)