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May 10, 2017

Headlines in the News

Anthem argues for 60 days to save merger with balky Cigna
Reuters, May 9, 2017

Triple-S Management reports 1Q loss
Associated Press, May 9, 2017

Why Blue States Might Ditch Beloved Obamacare Protections
Kaiser Health News, May 8, 2017


Today's AIS Health Datapoint

2.7 million ... is the number of consumers who selected a marketplace plan during the week of December 18-24 – the most active week of the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) which ran Nov. 1 to Jan. 31. On average, more than 872,000 consumers selected plans per week.

From AIS's HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE DATABASE

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Quote of the Day

“I have met a few actuaries over the years but I haven’t met one yet who likes uncertainty.”

— Spokesperson Luke Clarke of Connect for Health Colorado talks to Health Plan Week about concerns that insurers will respond to instability in the individual market by raising premiums.

Click here to read the HEALTH PLAN WEEK article in which this quote appeared — "Maryland Exchange Predicts Plan Stability, But Others Eye Plan Exits Amid Doubts" (Free for HPW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)

 

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