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Illinois Obamacare plan to fold after 3-year run

Illinois Obamacare plan to fold after 3-year run

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  July 16, 2016

Land of Lincoln Health, an Obamacare insurer launched three years ago to bring competition to the online exchange in Illinois, is liquidating amid big financial losses.

Illinois Obamacare plan to fold after 3-year run

Illinois Obamacare plan to fold after 3-year run

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  July 13, 2016

Land of Lincoln Health, an Obamacare insurer that launched three years ago to bring competition to the online exchange, is liquidating amid big financial losses.

Minn. Blues insurer cuts back ACA exchange participation

By Bob Herman  |  June 25, 2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is cutting back its participation in the state's Affordable Care Act insurance exchange next year after losing nearly $300 million in the individual market in 2015.

Why lower ACA exchange enrollment may not be a bad thing

Why lower ACA exchange enrollment may not be a bad thing

By Bob Herman  |  June 02, 2016

The federal government cheered the 2016 open-enrollment period as more than 12.7 million signed up for health insurance, but a closer look at the data reveals many individual counties recorded precipitous annual declines in plan selections. That's not entirely worrisome news though.

What, me buy insurance?

What, me buy insurance?

By Bob Herman  |  May 14, 2016

The tax penalty and other measures designed to get younger, healthier people to sign up for individual plans on the ACA's insurance exchanges have not accomplished their mission of preventing adverse selection.

Covered California will exclude hospitals with high rates of C-sections

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 21, 2016

Covered California, the state's insurance exchange, will exclude hospitals with high rates of C-sections in an effort to reduce the overall number of medically unnecessary cesarean births, which can be costly and carry higher risks for mother and baby.

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