Anthem CEO says weighing 2018 participation in Obamacare plans

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The office building of health insurer Anthem is seen in Los Angeles, California February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas (Copyright Reuters 2017)

Anthem Inc. Chief Executive Officer Joseph Swedish on Wednesday laid out a list of short-term changes designed to stabilize the market as the new Republican administration and Congress seek to change Obamacare.

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Swedish said the changes, including tighter enrollment rules on the exchanges, are needed as the company determines to what extent it will participate in the exchanges in 2018. For this year, it is in the 14 states where it operates Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.

(Reporting by Caroline Humer, Editing by Franklin Paul)