Insurance Co. Offers Insurance to Nevadans Abandoned by Obamacare

Lianne Hikind | August 15, 2017
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There may be some help coming for rural Nevadans who've been left behind by Obamacare.

Insurance company SilverSummit has stepped up to cover 14 counties that were slated to have no insurers under the Obamacare exchanges next year.

According to the Hill: 

Those 14 rural counties became in danger of having no insurers in 2018 after Anthem announced it wouldn't sell ObamaCare plans next year in Nevada

SilverSummit announced their plan at a press conference with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, and will become only the second insurance company to ensure Nevada residents if nothing changes after Anthem announced they wouldn't offer insurance in Nevada next year. 

The Hill further reports on the reasoning behind Anthem and other insurance companies pulling out of markets all over the country stating: 

Insurers have pulled out of markets all across the country, citing uncertainty surrounding how the Trump administration would administer ObamaCare. Insurers are especially concerned about whether the Trump administration will continue funding ObamaCare's cost-sharing reduction subsidies, which reimburse insurers for giving discounted deductibles and subsidies to low-income patients.