90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming and Classical Music. Part of the community since 1965, providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Aetna Pulls Out Of Affordable Care Act Exchanges In Florida, Ten Other States

Next year, Aetna will stop offering health insurance on the Affordable Care Act’s public exchanges in Florida and ten other states.

The move leaves Floridians with fewer choices and increasing rates.

So far, eleven companies have requested to sell insurance in Florida on the federal exchanges in 2017. That’s down from 19 insurers in 2016. The average rate increase is nearly 18 percent, according to Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation.

Aetna’s decision follows a similar announcement in May by United Health Care, whose exit will leave 44 of Florida’s 67 counties with just one provider on the exchange according to an analysis by Kaiser Health News.

Florida Blue is the only insurer that offers plans in every Florida county.

A company spokeswoman said the insurer has no plans of cutting back.

WUSF is a partner with Health News Florida, a statewide collaborative reporting on health care.

Health reporting on WMFE is supported in part by AdventHealth.

Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity