Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement today regarding the news that UnitedHealth Group will be pulling out of most of the 34 states where it currently offers plans on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. Sasse, the author of “Competition and Choice: A Report on the ACA’s 2016 Exchanges,” has been critical of the ACA’s broken promise to offer increased competition.
“This isn’t about spreadsheets and quarterly reports— it’s about the President’s broken promise that families would have more choices under ObamaCare. This year, in 36 percent of the nation’s counties, families could pick between only one or two insurers on the exchange and, given today’s news, next year looks like it could be even worse.”