Health-care exchange still lacks competition

It was certainly good news last week when Humana announced that it would participate in the federal health-care exchange in the 36 Mississippi counties that hadn’t gotten any takers yet from the insurance industry.

One option is better than none for Leflore, Carroll and the other 34 counties that would have been left out of what is being touted as a way for consumers to get the best deal on health insurance.

It’s not going, however, to be much of a competitive marketplace — at least not at first — with only one company offering coverage options for those who use the exchange to buy insurance.

Sun Herald
7/28/13