NJ’s Obamacare Marketplace Down To Just 2 Companies

TRENTON (AP) -

New Jersey residents will only be able to choose between two companies this year in the federal health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Open enrollment for 2017 began Tuesday and will last through January. New Jersey residents can choose between plans from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey or AmeriHealth New Jersey.

Americans overall will have less choice next year than any time since the program started.

Oscar, UnitedHealthcare and Health Republic of New Jersey left the marketplace for 2017 over the “considerable financial strain” of the law.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump calls the health care law “a disaster,” and has vowed to seek its repeal. Democrat Hillary Clinton says she would leave all major health care programs in place, but would plan tweaks and adjustments.