State pulls Obamacare stop-gap

State officials are no longer going to pursue a stopgap health insurance plan meant to help iowans on the Obamacare insurance exchanges.  Gov. Reynolds made the announcement Monday and then criticized Obamacare for not being flexible enough so changes could be made.  Around 72,000 Iowans are on the Obamacare exchanges, but Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said rising premiums and deductibles will drive many out of the market.  Medica will still sell policies statewide under the ACA exchange, but they'll come with big premium increases.

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