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Aetna’s Obamacare Reversal Is Latest Blow to U.S. Health Law

  • Facing more than $300 million in losses, insurer weighs exits
  • UnitedHealth, Humana have also retreated from ACA markets
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Aetna CEO Bertolini on Obamacare Losses

Aetna Inc., facing more than $300 million in losses from Affordable Care Act health plans this year, may exit Obamacare markets in some states as challenges to the health-care overhaul pile up.

While the health insurer has yet to leave any states in which it now sells Obamacare programs, Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini said Aetna is evaluating its participation by market and will start making decisions in coming weeks. The company, which covers 838,000 people through Obamacare, is halting a planned expansion of those offerings in new states for next year.