The three largest healthcare insurers held 80 percent of more of their market in at least 37 states, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office. Three or fewer insurers held 80 percent or more of the market in at least 46 of 49 Affordable Care Act exchanges and on 42 of 46 exchanges for small employers, the GAO said. A concentrated market can mean less competition and higher premiums for that area, the GAO said. There may be several companies selling health insurance in a given market, but most people generally enroll with one of a few companies. Wyoming Blue Cross came close at In Iowa, Wellmark had Other states where the largest insurer had a relatively low market share, less than 50 percent of the market include California and Colorado, where the Kaiser Foundation had a
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Three largest insurers dominate market share in at least 37 states, GAO report says
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