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Humana Inc (HUM) to Exit Obamacare in 2018

Humana Inc (HUM) to Exit Obamacare in 2018

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or ObamaCare, is a federal statute enacted by former President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.

By repealing the Affordable Care Act, this would mean higher premiums and deductibles for millions of senior citizens and disabled Americans.

"While we continue to believe that a combined company would create greater value for health care consumers through improved affordability and quality, the current environment makes it too challenging to continue pursuing the transaction", said Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna.

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But Margaret Laggis, the lobbyist for America's Health Insurance Plans - the national trade association for health insurance companies - said any other legislation Congress passed to change insurance laws would not go into effect until at least 2019.

Humana Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, covers about 150,000 people on exchanges in 11 states, including Tennessee.

Part of the individual mandate's objective was the ensure that young and healthy people purchased insurance, so that insurance companies would not be besieged with customers whose care costs insurers more than they made in premiums.

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One's employer has negotiated this health care benefit with an insurance provider (usually annually) and offers it as an employment benefit. Covering everything from new glasses to Plan-B, NYU's student health insurance seems more comprehensive and more affordable than any millennial-aimed plan to date.

Coverage was not being denied to 129 million people prior to passage of the ACA. Rather, there were "further signs of an unbalanced risk pool", as customers with expensive medical conditions continued to enroll as compared with healthy people.

Al Gobeille is secretary of the Agency of Human Services.

He pointed to a rule from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, unrelated to potential Obamacare repeal, that will take until 2018 to implement because of laws guiding a federal rulemaking process. Most insurers seem to be taking more of a "wait and see" approach, since they won't have to decide whether to sell until late spring.

The Huffington Post reported that the Trump administration is considering a regulation to change the ratio to 3.49:1, under the theory that 3.49 still "rounds down" to three and therefore follows the law. "That could work, if you spend enough money", Gruber said, "But we're going to have to increase the deficit to do that". We are leveraging technology with video visits from home or office and a customized app for anywhere, anytime access to personalized health information.

"We need a health care system that provides health care coverage for those that need it", he said.