Obamacare exchange
Oct 2017

Obamacare silver plan premiums up an average of 34%

John Sexton Oct 26, 2017 9:21 PM

“These premium increases may allow insurers to remain in the market…”

“Together, these changes represent a serious threat to Obamacare…”

Sep 2017

“While no counties are slated to go without coverage in 2018, almost half will have just one option next year.”

“Optima also said it would be raising premiums by 81 percent…”

Aug 2017

“the Individual market remains volatile”

“Other insurers are also expected to downsize their involvement or to hike rates in coming weeks.”

Anthem, Aetna exit Obamacare exchanges

John Sexton Aug 03, 2017 3:21 PM

“Aetna…benefited from exiting most of its Obamacare individual insurance markets this year.”

“In our remaining Marketplace plans, we are increasing 2018 premiums by 55%.”

Jun 2017

“…a 43% rate increase will drive healthier, younger, and middle-aged individuals out of the market.”

“[W]e’ve come to sort of a fork in the road in terms of our inability to service our communities.”

“About 45 percent of counties are expected to have one or no insurer in the marketplaces…”

Anthem pulls out of Ohio exchange in 2018

John Sexton Jun 06, 2017 5:01 PM

“lack of overall predictability simply does not provide a sustainable path forward”

May 2017

“While another delay would stop short of imploding the markets, it still undermines the exchanges…”

Aetna pulls out of Virginia Obamacare market

John Sexton May 03, 2017 9:21 PM

“…won’t participate in the state’s individual market…in 2018.”

Aetna likely to exit more Obamacare markets in 2018

John Sexton May 02, 2017 1:01 PM

“We continue to evaluate our footprint with a view towards significantly reducing our exposure…”

Dec 2016

“we were approved for APTC subsidies, which totaled about $1,580 on a monthly basis…”

“You can’t afford them, because the costs would be so astronomical.”

Oct 2016

“Republicans will pounce on the numbers…”

Sep 2016

“…an operating loss of $69.9 million for the first half of 2016”

“Our reserves have dropped significantly since we began serving the ACA Marketplace…”

“we would be digging a hole we will never get out of.”

The coming risk corridors bailout of Obamacare

John Sexton Sep 12, 2016 8:01 PM

” settling these cases may be a way to get funds to health plans owed money under the risk corridor program…”

“The ACA is not sustainable…”

Second look at the Obamacare death spiral

John Sexton Sep 07, 2016 3:21 PM

“…about half of the Obamacare individual market does not get a subsidy”

Government to crack down on Obamacare cheaters

John Sexton Sep 06, 2016 7:31 PM

“Obamacare customers are gaming the system…”

Aug 2016

“This really is a math problem.”

“The rule proposed on Monday would make some changes that have been sought by insurers…”

“I think there’s a real risk that other insurers pull out.”

“…we are keeping all of our options open at this point about participating in the 2017 marketplace.”

“…it still is a kick, to say the least.”

Jul 2016

Covered California: Rates will rise 13.2% next year

John Sexton Jul 19, 2016 5:21 PM

“more than three times the increase of the last two years…”

“…insurers lost $2.7 billion on individual customers in 2014”

“The decision will affect 10,000 exchange members…”

Jun 2016

“I think it does raise some red flags…”

“…what we’re trying to do is live within the new reality that’s out there.”

“We’re in business to create a margin that’s large enough to keep us operating.”

No subsidies…for now.

Apr 2016

“CMS did not effectively implement or securely configure key security tools…”

Mar 2016

Keep shopping around, lady

Feb 2016
Oct 2015
Jun 2015

Half clam baked