Money Trouble: Some Health Insurance CO-OPs in Financial Trouble

Much of the focus on health insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has centered on larger health insurance companies. In an effort to expand the number of health plans available to the public, the ACA also created the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program. The program is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ACA further directed HHS to make loans to these CO-OPs to
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