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Concerned about Anthem dropping health coverage | Letters to the editor

Concerned about Anthem dropping health coverage | Letters to the editor | stltoday.com

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As a participant in the Affordable Care Act insurance exchange, I am anxious and concerned over the decision of Anthem to stop offering coverage in St. Louis and St. Louis County next year. Is the reason they give cost and inability to turn a profit?

As they announced this decision, I received a rebate check in the mail from premiums I paid in 2016. The law requires that 80 percent of the premiums collected be used directly for health care “to ensure consumers get value for their health care dollars.” Apparently, the cost of providing health care was below the expected cost.

So why pull out and leave thousands of people hoping for some other coverage next year?

Joel Doty  •  Clayton

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