Fortenberry Statement on Aetna Leaving Nebraska

May 11, 2017
Press Release

(Lincoln, NE) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today made the following statement on Aetna leaving the Nebraska insurance exchange:

“I am deeply concerned about Aetna leaving the Nebraska insurance exchange. This means that people who purchase their own insurance only have one insurer to cover them and fewer plans to choose from. The healthcare exchange is broken and needs repair.”

The state's two largest insurers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and UnitedHealthcare, both dropped out in 2016.

Fortenberry serves on the House Appropriations Committee.