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Why some health insurers are not eager to see the ACA go away

Dan Gorenstein Jun 8, 2018
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President Trump’s Justice Department says it will not defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act in a lawsuit. That includes the requirement that people have health insurance and the guarantee that you can get insurance regardless of pre-existing conditions. Some Republican-led states are suing to strike down the entire law after Congress recently repealed a provision that people without health insurance must pay a fine. Several big insurers, including UnitedHealthcare, have already dropped out of Obamacare.  So you’d think maybe that insurers wouldn’t mind the administration refusing to defend the law. Not exactly.

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