A bombshell from the Washington Examiner:
Health Insurance giant Aetna said Wednesday that it will not be participating in any Obamacare exchanges in 2018.
“Our individual Commercial products lost nearly $700 million between 2014 and 2016, and are projected to lose more than $200 million in 2017 despite a significant reduction in membership,” T.J. Crawford, Aetna spokesman, said in an email.
The reason for the losses, he said, came from structural issues within the exchanges “that have led to co-op failures and carrier exits, and subsequent risk pool deterioration.” He did not cite uncertainty over the future of Obamacare, as the company had done when it announced last week that it would be exiting the exchange in Virginia.
Get it? It’s not because the future is uncertain due to President Trump, as Democrats want to claim. It’s because Obamacare doesn’t work.