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Countdown to Obamacare Exchanges

Amy Payne –
September 3, 2013

In this Morning Bell, at the Foundry, Amy Payne asserts that as we approach the implementation of Obamacare, the levels of participation in various states is mixed.  Payne writes:

So far, the number of insurance companies offering plans through the exchanges varies widely from state to state. And in some, it’s nearly chaotic. Consider Mississippi. Heritage expert Alyene Senger details that state’s woes: Initially, only two insurers applied to offer coverage in the exchange—and they weren’t even going to provide coverage for the entire state. Humana later said it would provide coverage to the uncovered counties. But it remains that the vast majority of Mississippians in the exchange will only be able to do business with one insurer.