Aetna to withdraw coverage under Affordable Care Act by 70%

Aetna made headlines in the healthcare world when the company announced last night that it's pulling out of 11 out of 15 states offering coverage from the Affordable Care Act.  

What does this mean for dietitians?

It won't affect how you get reimbursed, but some of your patients may have a different insurance company next year. If you have long term-patients that you know use exchange (ACA) plans, ask them in November which company they plan to enroll with for 2017. We can help you get setup with a new insurance company if necessary. If you're in Virginia, Delaware, Iowa, or Nebraska, your patient's won't be affected.  

Read Bob Bryan's article from Business Insider to learn more. 

 President Barack Obama at a news conference in 2011 in the White House AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster   Aetna, one of the country's largest health insurers, is ditching 70% of its Obamacare business   By  Bob Bryan

President Barack Obama at a news conference in 2011 in the White House
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Aetna, one of the country's largest health insurers, is ditching 70% of its Obamacare business

By Bob Bryan