Boots & Sabers

The blogging will continue until morale improves...


Everything but tech support.

2232, 19 Apr 16

UnitedHealthcare Leaving Most Obamacare Exchanges


UnitedHealthcare, the biggest health insurer in the United States, said Tuesday that it plans to exit most of the Affordable Care Act state exchanges where it currently operates by 2017.

The health insurer had already indicated that it was dropping coverage of the plans, more commonly known as Obamacare, in Arkansas, Georgia and Michigan.

But during a conference call with analysts Tuesday, CEO Stephen Hemsley noted that “next year we will remain in only a handful of states.”

Hemsley explained that UnitedHealth will leave most states by 2017 because the markets for these exchanges are relatively small and also have higher risks for the company over the short-term.


2232, 19 April 2016


  1. Mark Maley

    Single payer eliminates having to care about
    What this guy thinks .

    That’s the problem with Obamacare , a racehorse designed by committee

    They included the insurance companies .

    I’ve been to Canada often and have never seen Walking Dead like zombies on the streets

    I’m with Ted and Bernie
    Eliminate the middle man
    Repeal Obamacare
    Install single payer

    Give us the insurance Bernie and Ted get – for all

  2. Kevin Scheunemann


    Single payor, because that works so well in Cuba, North Korea, and Venezuela?

    As far as Canada, this is what you want for citizens of U.S.?

    Where is your compassion for the victims of Canadian single payor?

    You don’t want to help these Canadian victims of socialism by making same mistake in this country?

    I have compassion for victims of single pay or systems.

  3. Pat

    How about the healthcare system in Portugal?

  4. old baldy


    Look into the “single payer, multiple provider” systems that are very successful in many countries in europe. That is what the ACA should have been to start with. Big insurance fought it and won.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    Pat, Baldy

    So you will not defend liberal darling single payor in Canada?

    I destroyed Canada’s socialist victim system with one post.

    I’m willing to have compassion for victims of any single payor, socialist, health care system.

    Socializing our health care will kill Canada and all other countries that rely for medical innovation and rely on us to pick up their slack.

  6. old baldy


    Single payer is only one part of the health care system in Canada. I won’t defend the way they practice and provide care in Canada, but the single payer part would be a big cost saver here in the US. And “single payer” doesn’t mean socialist. Your shoot first, aim later technique failed again. Do some homework.

    You destroyed nothing other than your credibility.

  7. old baldy


    Always the class act. Do you know what slander and libel are? Won’t be to hard to find out your real identity.

  8. Kevin Scheunemann


    When you say “single payor doesn’t always mean socialist”, what do you think happens to private providers when government dictates everything?

    It makes all providers employees of the state. That is not socialist?

    If you want to talk about credibility, might want to check your statements first.

  9. old baldy


    “It makes all providers employees of the state. That is not socialist?”

    No, it does not. No, it isn’t.

    There are more definitions of “single payor(sic)” than what appears is kevin’s Dictionary of Made-Up Words”. Do your home work. Knowledge can free your soul.

  10. Kevin Scheunemamn

    Single payor allows government to dictate price and terms.

    When a single customer can dictate price and terms, you are a literal employee of that customer.

    I realize that this may hard to grasp for someone in government all their life.

  11. old baldy


    Facts are the bane of the ignorant. Do some research, knowledge can free your soul. Or are you afraid of that?

    And no, I didn’t work for the government all my life, (or even all my working life). I didn’t back in the ’70s when I owned my own business, and I don’t now as a consultant.

Pin It on Pinterest