ObamaCare Architect: Exchange is Not Falling Apart

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ObamaCare architect on UNH

ObamaCare Architect Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel on UnitedHealthcare's exit from some of the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Even though UnitedHealthcare (NYSE:UNH) plans to exit most Obamacare exchanges, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who helped design the original Affordable Care Act plan told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney while it’s important to keep big insurers, the nation’s largest health insurer has “never been a big player.”

“United was very tepid about joining the exchanges early on, did very little, has never been a very active player even at its absolute peak the largest insurer in the country… had 6% of the exchange market. It’s never been a big player and it is not completely exiting the exchanges.”

Emanuel also discussed how the exchanges have seen an increase in insurers entering in 2016.

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“Last year you guys highlighted 39 insurers are leaving marketplaces -- turns out 40 were joining…actually had an increase in the insurers.”


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