There will only be one health insurer participating in the Obamacare exchanges selling health care plans in 2017 in 36 percent of exchange market rating regions in the United States, according to an analysis from Avalere experts.
The Obamacare Tax Relief and Consumer Choice Act, introduced last month by Republican senators, would suspend Obamacare’s individual mandate when health insurance premiums rise.
One in five manufacturers in New York said they were reducing the number of their employees due to Obamacare, according to a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Insurer participation in Obamacare will continue its steep decline next year, according to an expert who tracks the issue.
A majority of likely voters believe that private health insurance companies are better at providing quality health care coverage than the federal government, according to a poll from the American Action Forum.
Aetna, one of the largest health insurers in the United States, announced Monday it would be dropping out of 70 percent of the counties in which it offers coverage through Obamacare.
The Affordable Care Act allowed health insurance plans to charge smokers up to 50 percent more in premiums, which incentivized smokers to forego coverage and smoke more, according to a study from Health Affairs.