information California lifted the curtain Thursday on its advertising for a new health insurance marketplace opening this fall as part of the federal health law. Covered California, the state agency implementing the Affordable Care Act , said these initial TV ads will begin airing next week in a handful of test markets: San Diego, Sacramento, Chico and Redding.
Aetna pulls out of another Obamacare health exchange
Since then, it has withdrawn applications in Maryland, Ohio, Georgia, and Connecticut, where it is based. In Maryland, Aetna’s decision came after state regulators ordered the company to lower rates dramatically from what it had proposed. Aetna also has filed applications in Florida, Arizona and Virginia, where the federal government will operate the exchanges, and in Washington, D.C., which is running its own exchange. Coventry filed applications to sell insurance in Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, according to those states’ insurance departments. Iowa is working with the government on its exchanges while the rest are being run entirely by the federal government. Coventry withdrew its applications in Georgia and Maryland when Aetna bowed out but it remains in Ohio. It also withdrew earlier this month from Tennessee.
UNC Health Care to manage western N.C. hospital for 25 years
Then in April of this year, both sides wanted to extend the contract from 10 to 25 years, a move that was finalized today. Also, UNC Health Care now has greater involvement with clinical, business and financial operations.