And Now Anthem Floats Possibility of Leaving the Exchanges
In the last few months Americans found out that several insurers, including major players Aetna and United, would largely exit the Obamacare exchanges in the coming year. In most Missouri counties, that leaves only one insurer providing any kind of exchange coverage at all. As I pointed out in Forbes, Missouri has been more or less divvied up among Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers, with effective exchange monopolies for both in many regions of the state.
Well, it's not even 2017 yet, and one of the BCBS companies is giving Missouri health insurance customers something to dread in 2018.
In other words, Missouri insurance customers are already at risk today… and may be at even greater risk in the very near future, especially if Anthem exits as it's contemplating.