Many families are hard-pressed to meet soaring deductibles and have put off routine care or skipped medication to save money. The resulting health problems can be enormously costly for the medical system.
Two Indianapolis-based health insurers are pulling out of Indiana’s insurance exchanges next year, citing growing uncertainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act. Together, they represent about 77,000 members who now must find other plans.
Seven insurers have filed requests to set new premiums for 2017, ranging from an average increase of 29 percent by Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. to a decrease of 5.3 percent by Chicago-based Celtic Insurance Co.