Aetna decision exposes weaknesses in Obama’s health-care law

August 17, 2016 12:05 AM

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Aetna decision exposes weaknesses in Obama’s health-care law

Insurance giant Aetna’s decision to stop offering much of its individual coverage through the Affordable Care Act is exposing a problem in President Obama’s signature health-care law that could lead to another fraught political battle in Congress.

Aetna’s announcement Monday night was the latest sign that large insurers are losing money in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces, heightening concerns about the long-term stability of a key part of Obama’s domestic-policy legacy. But addressing this issue could open the door to a nasty political...

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