Obamacare’s Uncertain Future

Last year, residents in Pinal County, Arizona, came close to facing a unique dilemma when they headed to Healthcare.gov to sign up for insurance. The county was the only place in the country where there would be no tax-subsidized insurance plans for customers to buy, meaning those without an employer-provided plan would have to foot the bill on their own, go uninsured or look for an alternative arrangement lacking the extensive coverage required under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

The lack of subsidized plans came after a string of marketplace exits by insurers that left a third of U.S. counties – most of them rural – with only one health insurer in the area. To make matters worse, rates for midlevel plans under Obamacare would be rising on average by more than 20 percent.

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