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Obamacare Marketplaces Aren’t Collapsing, but They Aren’t Thriving

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by Paige Winfield Cunningham

Typically by August, the state of the upcoming Obamacare enrollment season is pretty evident – that is, what health insurance rates will look like and how many insurers will participate in the marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act. But not this year. A picture of the 2018 marketplaces is slowly emerging — but everything is volatile under Republican rule.

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released the clearest look yet at how the ACA’s state-based marketplaces – which recently escaped an attempted revamp by congressional Republicans – are faring. While they’re not in meltdown mode, as President Trump has been gleefully predicting, neither do they look too pretty for some of the 10 million or so Americans likely to seek coverage there starting Nov. 1.

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