Blue Cross 'trying to figure out' whether to stay in Affordable Care Act marketplace

Blue Cross 'trying to figure out' whether to stay in Affordable Care Act marketplace

NORTH CAROLINA — North Carolina's largest health insurance company is trying to make a decision that could impact hundreds of thousands of people in the state.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield is deciding whether to stay in all 100 counties for the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

UnitedHealthcare pulled out several months ago. Aetna pulled out last month. So Blue Cross is the only one left in every county. Cigna still has a presence in the Raleigh area.

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If Blue Cross pulls out too, many people would have no insurance and no good options. Action 9 investigator Jason Stoogenke spoke with Blue Cross CEO Brad Wilson.

"We're trying to figure it out, how we can continue to serve all 100 counties in North Carolina.  And we hope that that answer is yes.  But as I sit here today, Jason, I don't know what that answer is,” Wilson said.

Blue Cross is supposed to let the federal government know its decision by Sept. 24 but can ask for more time.