RICHMOND, VA – Virginia residents will have fewer healthcare options to choose from in 2018, as Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield announced on Friday it will exit Virginia’s healthcare marketplace in 2018. Anthem was the Commonwealth’s largest health insurer. This follows Aetna’s announcement in May that it would pull out of Virginia’s marketplace citing rising costs under Obamacare. Americans for Prosperity-Virginia (AFP-VA) has long predicted that Obamacare would result in higher costs and fewer choices.
“Anthem’s exit from the marketplace is just the latest example of why our federal delegation needs to free Virginians from the top-down regulations of Obamacare, which has limited our access to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare,” said AFP-VA Director JC Hernandez. “Central planning doesn’t work, and things will only get worse as long as this law remains in place. It’s time to pursue market-based, patient-centered healthcare solutions.”
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