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U.S. Counties Without an ACA Plan Down to One

As of Aug. 20, residents of all but one U.S. county will have access to an Affordable Care Act health plan next year...
August 23, 2017

As of Aug. 20, residents of all but one U.S. county will have access to an Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plan next year. Experts say the ACA insurance markets are more resilient than many anticipated, with insurers agreeing to cover regions other companies fled despite GOP predictions of widespread market collapses. However, insurers have until late September to sign contracts committing to the marketplaces in 2018, and they still could withdraw from the marketplaces in the coming weeks if President Donald Trump follows through on threats to end the cost-sharing subsidies.

“There’s a lot that could happen in those six weeks,” said Ohio Insurance Director Jillian Froment, who remains hopeful that she can still attract an insurer to Paulding County. Wisconsin Deputy Insurance Commissioner J.P. Wieske added, “I think our market is fragile. I’m probably not sleeping as well as I was last year.”

MAP: Insurer Participation in Health Exchanges as of 8/16/17

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