Nebraska’s Health Insurance Situation Leads the Nation

Smaller Insurers To Determine If Many Areas Will Have Access To ACA Plans In 2018.

The Washington Post  (5/12, Johnson) reported, “As the last option standing in two states’ Affordable Care Act marketplaces for next year, a small Midwestern health insurer faces a decision that could become a symbol of the law’s failure or of the last-minute political compromises needed to keep its markets intact.” The article explained that it is smaller insurers such as Medica which “will determine whether people can” purchase ACA plans in 2018. The insurer’s “competitors in Iowa and Nebraska have announced they will drop out next year, making the company the likely last guard against a scenario that leaves exchange participants with zero options for buying their own health coverage.”

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