Anthem’s Exit From Ohio Exchange Ups Ante for GOP Health Overhaul

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Insurer cites volatile market, uncertainty on cost-sharing payments for withdrawal

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Updated June 6, 2017 8:08 p.m. ET

Anthem Inc. said it will pull out of the health-insurance exchange in Ohio next year, leaving a second region of the country poised to have no marketplace options under the Affordable Care Act and increasing pressure on Republicans as they seek to replace it.

The move would be the first withdrawal by Anthem, a huge exchange insurer that has warned repeatedly that it was weighing its future in the ACA marketplaces, which sell health…

https://www.wsj.com/articles/anthem-to-pull-out-of-ohio-affordable-care-act-exchange-1496767753

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Anthem will drop out of Ohio’s Obamacare market; 18 counties could be left with no ACA plan

  • Anthem is the only insurer selling Obamacare plans throughout Ohio this year.
  • More than 10,000 Anthem customers may have no option for individual plans next year.
  • Anthem left open the door…

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