One of the Biggest Problems With Obamacare Is Only Getting Worse

It’s going to be a lot easier for people to pick an Obamacare plan in 2017, if only because there will be fewer to choose from.

One of the biggest drivers of increased healthcare costs is the lack of competition in some markets. This problem is acutely present for the Affordable Care Act’s public insurance exchanges, according to a new study by Avalere Health.

According to the healthcare consulting firm, the high-profile exits of large insurers such as Aetna, United Healthcare, and Humana have eliminated a significant amount of competition within the exchange market.

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