Aetna to Obamacare: It’s Not You, It’s Me

September 04, 2016

In a move that’s rocking the health insurance world, insurance giant Aetna has announced that they are pulling out of Obamacare in most states, including ours. They say they regret the breakup (doesn’t everyone?), but that they’re just losing too much money to stay.

The move could have consequences for some North Carolina residents. Anyone covered by Aetna now will need a new insurer in 2017. Furthermore, Aetna’s pulling out could impact decisions made by other insurers. Any way you cut it, if you are a North Carolinian trying to get health insurance on the federal exchange, things could get more complicated in the coming months.

Aetna’s move is just the latest in a string of events illustrating the importance of controlling healthcare costs in North Carolina. Join us, and we’ll send you updates on new bills coming through the legislature that will raise your healthcare costs. (Those bills are called mandates, and stopping them is what we’re all about around here.)


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