If Aetna can simply pull out of one of the most lucrative states, it can do the same pretty much anywhere. If you’re in a state that has jumped on the exchange bandwagon, watch your insurance carrier carefully (not just Aetna).
Not that there’s going to be anything you can do about it.
on the brighter side, doctors are slashing prices for those paying in cash
Texas did not jump on the exchange bandwagon but that is only part of the problem. I think it’s going to be interesting to see what California does with the coverage and fees for other carriers like Blue Cross. Several patients of one of my doctor clients currently have coverage through their employer. Even though they work in Texas, their plan is written and handled by BC of California which is where their home office is located. One of them is already complaining loudly about the new regulations and premiums on his policy.
I work with many different carriers in many different states and California BC is absolutely the pits.