Anthem expands ACA exchange pullback to 9th state, cuts Kentucky participation in half

Indianapolis-based Anthem said Wednesday it will scale back where it sells its individual marketplace polices to 59 of Kentucky's 120 counties next year, according to a CNBC report.

Kentucky is the ninth state in which Anthem will cut individual marketplace participation next year. The payer sold individual exchange and off-exchange products in 14 states this year.

In a statement to CNBC, Anthem said, "Today, planning and pricing for [ACA]-compliant health plans has become increasingly difficult due to a shrinking and deteriorating individual market." The payer also pointed to uncertainty about whether President Donald Trump's administration will fund subsidy payments to insurers as reason for its scaleback. 
Dayton, Ohio-based CareSource will sell exchange polices in the counties Anthem is exiting, according to the report. 

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