Controversy Over Healthcare

Headline Roundup February 15th, 2017

A major insurer - Humana - is dropping out of Obamacare exchanges. Some see this, and other problems, as Obamacare's continued failure; others see this as being caused at least partially by uncertainty over future actions by the new administration and the GOP-led Congress.

Controversy Over Healthcare

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Yesterday, major health-insurance company Humana announced that it would pull out of the Obamacare exchanges in 2018, the first large insurer to announce its plan to withdraw from the exchanges entirely for next year. Last year, Humana reduced its participation in the healthcare exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), participating in only eleven states rather than 15 for 2017. But now, the company cites a lack of stability in the marketplace, leading to this new decision.

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From the Left
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The Trump administration proposed new rules on Wednesday to stabilize health insurance markets rocked by the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, big increases in premiums and the exodus of major insurers losing money under the health law’s online marketplaces.

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From the Left
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The company said it doesn't see any signs that the law's marketplaces are getting healthier.

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