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Aetna's Warning for Obamacare

No matter why Aetna's leaving 11 insurance marketplaces, the administration and Congress should be worried.

Bye bye.

Photographer: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg

The news that Aetna will stop selling health insurance on the public exchanges in 11 states may not be catastrophic for the Affordable Care Act. The company covers only 8 percent of Obamacare enrollees, after all, and Aetna’s job-based health insurance business was perhaps never well-suited to building low-cost networks for individual customers.

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