An Insurer Just Made Obamacare’s Nightmare Scenario Worse, and It Could Be ‘the Tip of the Iceberg’

Anthem on Tuesday announced it would not participate in the individual health-insurance exchanges in Ohio for the 2018 plan year. That could leave 20 counties in the state without any plans on the marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law better known as Obamacare.

In a statement to Business Insider, Anthem cited “continual changes in federal operations, rules, and guidance” as its primary reason for exiting the marketplaces.

The insurer said disruptions in the market because of possible policy changes from the Trump administration and lawmakers on Capitol Hill led to the decision.

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