Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Yeah, about that promise

You may recall it:


First, in email from Anthem:

"Small Group plans will not be offered on SHOP in 2018

Anthem will no longer offer Small Group plans on the federally-facilitated SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) Marketplace in Ohio for 2018

To be fair, it's not like the SHOP program's been such a rousing success.

Of far greater import, however, is this:

"63 Counties Projected to Have No Obamacare Insurer in 2018"

And almost 1,500 are down to one insurer (so much for choice. Or competition). This is actually more significant than one might think: back in June, there were only 47 counties projected to have no carrier choices for '18; this represents a 30+ percent increase in just a few months.

And no end in sight.

[Hat Tip: Ace of Spades]
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