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Aetna

Aetna CEO has blood on his hands.

Health insurance industry has blood on its hands

February 15, 2017 – I don't know of any other country in the world that would allow insurers to treat their human being customers with such little regard. Yet… Read more

Aetna is leaving these exchanges

Your carrier’s leaving the exchange. What now?

August 24, 2016 – If your carrier is exiting the exchange – or the entire individual market – you'll need to shop around for a new plan during open… Read more

Aetna is closed for business.

Aetna or no Aetna, the exchanges need help

August 17, 2016 – The below four strategies could help financially stabilize ACA marketplaces and to improve the human experience of those receiving coverage… Read more

Not so phantom menace.

The Insurance Empire Strikes Back

August 2, 2016 – What the insurers are implying here is that if the Obamacare marketplace doesn't "stabilize" to their satisfaction (even though the… Read more

Insurance company profits.

No. Obamacare isn’t killing the insurance industry.

March 1, 2016 – As health carriers blame losses on Obamacare, their stocks gains continue to be 'yuge,' thanks to one great customer: Uncle… Read more

Off-exchange ACA enrollment.

Open enrollment’s ‘missing persons’

January 20, 2015 – Last spring I was shouting from the rooftops about off-exchange QHP enrollments at a time when most reporters (and especially ACA… Read more

NBC News.

Small-screen coverage misses big picture

February 25, 2014 – One recent nationally televised news report offers a perfect illustration of media coverage that is giving viewers at best an incomplete… Read more

Is Obamacare a ‘bonanza’ for carriers?

October 21, 2013 – “Wall Street is beginning to figure out that under Obamacare, for-profit insurers are not going to make out like bandits. Investors who… Read more

The elephant in the room

October 17, 2013 – "People like (Marsha) Blackburn are far more interested in making sure that the powerful special interests – the ones who have easy… Read more

Excuse me. Could we lower our premiums?

September 12, 2013 – In just three weeks, Americans who don’t have employer-sponsored coverage will begin signing up to buy their own insurance in state… Read more

Who will sell health insurance in the exchanges? Non-profit insurers.

May 25, 2013 – There won't be enough insurance offerings, the critics claim, to create competition in the marketplaces where small business owners and… Read more

No shortage of insurance ‘flavors’ ahead

May 7, 2013 – Industry insider Wendell Potter says consumers shouldn't fall for headlines predicting that insurance carriers will offer few plan options… Read more