(Bloomberg) — Aetna Inc. said Thursday it will quit Iowa’s Affordable Care Act public exchange program for individual health insurance plans.
Aetna is the second major insurer this week to say it will exit the state and blame uncertainty about the ACA system’s future.
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“Earlier today we informed the appropriate federal and state regulators that Aetna will not participate in the Iowa individual public exchange for 2018 as a result of financial risk and an uncertain outlook for the marketplace,” Aetna spokesman T.J. Crawford said in an email. “We are still evaluating Aetna’s 2018 individual product presence in our remaining states.”