In June 2017, the nation’s largest insurance provider, Anthem, announced its decision to stop selling Obamacare insurance in four more states: Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Nevada. Now dozens more counties – and hundreds of thousands of families – are left without a single insurance option next year.
Anthem is just the latest in a long line of insurers fleeing for the Obamacare exit. Just look at the last five months:
As of the end of June 2017, all of these failures will result in:
- People living in more than 40 percent of counties across the country having only one insurance option in 2018.
- People living in 40 counties without a single insurance provider, leaving 27,660 Americans with nowhere to turn for coverage in 2018.
Meanwhile, for Americans still trapped in Obamacare’s collapsing marketplaces:
Premiums have more than doubled under Obamacare. The last remaining Obamacare insurers have been forced to hike premiums. As the Department of Health and Human Services recently reported, Americans are paying on average $3,000 more for insurance this year on the individual marketplaces than they did in 2013.
House and Senate Republicans are Taking Action
Congress is working to rescue Americans from this failing health care law with legislation that will:
- Deliver immediate relief from Obamacare’s crushing taxes and mandates that have forced people into insurance they don’t like and cannot afford to use.
- Stabilize the collapsing Obamacare marketplaces as we transition to a patient-centered health care system.
- Lower premium costs and increase choices by restoring the free market through innovation and competition.
- Transfer control of health care back to the American people, so they can make the health care choices that are right for them – not dictated by Washington.
- Provide states with greater flexibility to design programs that work best for their unique populations.