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ACA problems should come as no surprise
Modern Healthcare

UnitedHealth Group’s announcement this month that it will consider exiting the insurance exchanges in 2017 because of sizable financial losses on its exchange business was the latest in a series of blows to the Affordable Care Act. Other woes include sharply rising 2016 premiums for individual-market health plans, widespread complaints about inadequate provider networks, increasingly large deductibles and cost-sharing, surprise out-of-network bills and consumer confusion about choosing a plan. Plus, there are worries about the sluggish progress in enrolling the remaining millions of uninsured Americans.