This could be the biggest blow to Obama and his attempt to overhaul our nation’s healthcare system. Obamacare was always set up to fail. The Health care exchanges were merely a weigh station on the road to single payer medicine. Insurers pulling out has been the plan all along. Oh well right?
UnitedHealth, the nation’s biggest health insurer, will remain in public health insurance exchanges in only a handful of states next year after expanding to 34 this year.
CEO Stephen Hemsley told analysts Tuesday morning that the company cannot continue to broadly serve the market created by the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion due in part to the higher risk that comes with its customers.
The state-based exchanges are a key element behind the Affordable Care Act’s push to expand insurance coverage. But insurers have struggled with higher than expected claims from that business. More