#1 Biggest US health insurer may quit Obamacare by Cincinnatus 19.11.2015 13:40

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This is no small thing though I do wonder if United Health isn't threatening this as a negotiating tactic of some sort.

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The U.S.’s biggest health insurer is considering pulling out of Obamacare, a month after saying it would expand its presence in the program.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. is scaling back marketing efforts for plans it’s selling this year under the Affordable Care Act, and may quit the market entirely in 2017, because the business has proven to be more costly than expected. It’s an abrupt shift from October, when the health insurer said it was planning to sell coverage in 11 new markets next year, bringing its total to 34. The company also cut its 2015 earnings forecast.

A pull-back would deal a significant blow to President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement. While UnitedHealth has been slower than some of its rivals to sell Obamacare policies since new government-run marketplaces for the plans opened in late 2013, the announcement may indicate that other insurers are struggling, said Sheryl Skolnick, an analyst at Mizuho Securities.

“If one of the largest and presumably, by reputation and experience, the most sophisticated of the health plans out there can’t make money on the exchanges, then one has to question whether the exchange as an institution is a viable enterprise,” Skolnick said.



http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies...ocid=spartanntp

And the wheels continue to come off the Obama wagon.

#2 RE: Biggest US health insurer may quit Obamacare by ThirstyMan 19.11.2015 14:57

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"A pull-back would deal a significant blow to President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement. "


Define "significant blow".

urban dictionary definition of blow:

"...George, I don't see you for two years and you show up on my doorstep with 110 pounds of blow."

That's significant blow!

#3 RE: Biggest US health insurer may quit Obamacare by algernonpj 19.11.2015 18:55

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #2
"A pull-back would deal a significant blow to President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement. "


Define "significant blow".

urban dictionary definition of blow:

"...George, I don't see you for two years and you show up on my doorstep with 110 pounds of blow."

That's significant blow!




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