Under Obamacare, Americans’ health insurance options are disappearing at a startling rate. Illustrating just how dire the situation really is, the Administration recently updated a county-level projection of health insurance exchange participation for 2018. The map shows that plan options will continue to decline and, in some areas, Americans will be left with no health insurance options on the Obamacare exchanges.
The map below shows that forty counties nationwide are currently projected to have no insurers, meaning that Americans in these counties could be without coverage from the exchanges next year. In more than 1,300 counties - over 40% of counties nationwide - Americans could be left with only one option and no choice of health insurance provider under Obamacare. Currently, at least 27,000 active exchange participants live in the counties projected to be without coverage in 2018, and roughly 2.4 million participants are projected to have only one issuer. It’s clear that Obamacare is an inefficient and unsustainable way to provide health insurance to the American people.