Until the end of 2013, my wife and I enjoyed our health insurance through an employer-based plan. But in early November, we received notice that the employer would not be offering insurance going forward. Part of the problem was that the insurer the employer used was getting out of the business. The insurance company was a state-sponsored agency, but lawmakers had decided to repeal the authorizing legislation on the grounds that the outfit “would not be able to compete with other health coverage options that will be available in 2014 under health care reform.” The insurer’s cancellation advisory and the employer letter both referred soon-to-be-former customers to the federal insurance exchange at Healthcare.gov.
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