So far this year, many Obamacare insurers have pulled out of the unconstitutional and lawless Affordable Care Act that bears the nickname of the usurper-in-chief. Now, all the Obamacare insurers in one Arizona County are poised to pull out of Obamacare. This would make Pinal County the first county in the nation to lose health coverage tied to Obamacare.
12 News reports:
Pinal County could become the first county in the United States to lose Affordable Care Act coverage after Aetna’s announcement that it’s pulling out of Arizona.
Aetna’s withdrawal follows the exit of United Healthcare and Humana from Arizona. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Health Net announced in June they would end coverage in Maricopa and Pinal counties.
The mass exit by the health insurers, all citing financial losses, will force tens of thousands of Arizonans to look for new coverage next year from a dwindling pool of providers. Several rural counties have just one health insurance option on the Obamacare marketplace next year.
Statewide, 200,000 people are insured under Obamacare, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. About 126,000 Maricopa County residents are insured; 9,700 people in Pinal County are covered.
Business Insider adds:
Pinal County, Arizona, right next to Phoenix, was founded in 1875 and is home to roughly 400,000 people.
It’s also the county that Obamacare forgot.
After Aetna’s announcement that it will roll back 70% of its offerings in public exchanges, Pinal County appears to be the only county in the US with a public exchange but zero insurers offering Affordable Care Act plans in 2017.
Many other insurers have already pulled out of Obamacare because it is unprofitable for them.
For instance, The Washington Free Beacon reported on August 17, “Participation by insurers in the Obamacare exchanges has already declined by 27 percent since the law took effect. In 2013, just before Obamacare took effect, 395 insurers offered individual market coverage. In 2016, that number dropped to 287, according to an analysis by Ed Haislmaier, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation.”
“Haislmaier projects that next year there will be roughly 45 fewer insurers participating in the Obamacare exchanges, a 15 percent decline from the previous year,” the reported added. “Haislmaier, who tracks the numbers daily, says the picture will become more clear when insurance arrangements are solidified around the end of October.”
In the meantime, the fraudulent “Affordable Care Act” is becoming less and less affordable for Americans. From taxes imposed illegally by the pretended legislation for those who don’t have health insurance to the skyrocketing of health insurance premiums, there is no doubt that Obamacare does not need to be repealed and replaced, just simply repealed.
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