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Insurer’s Bid To Join California’s Marketplace Meets Resistance
National Public Radio

UnitedHealthcare can’t have its cake and eat it, too.

That’s the message from California’s health insurance marketplace, which turned aside a request from the nation’s largest health insurer to sell statewide on the exchange because it opted not to participate when the effort was getting off the ground in 2014.

California is one of a handful of states that imposed waiting periods of up to three years for insurers to join exchanges, if they didn’t take part from the start.