Yoder Statement on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City Exiting Obamacare Marketplace in 2018
Washington, D.C. – Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) issued the following statement following the news that Blue Cross Blue Shield of KC is pulling out of Obamacare in 2018:
“With today's news, there will be no insurance option at all for tens of thousands of families unless a new provider enters the market. This news is a devastating blow for Kansans who won’t get to keep their plans or their doctors next year. Congress must continue its rescue mission to fix our broken health care system, and provide working families the relief they need – bringing insurers back to the marketplace, lowering costs, and increasing access to care."
Earlier today, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City announced it has decided to exit the Obamacare exchange next year, affecting about 37,000 Blue KC members in Wyandotte County and Johnson County. Medica is the only insurer that stands to offer Obamacare plans in 2018, but currently it caps statewide enrollment at 10,000.