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NC Blue Cross – 66.7% market share in small business market
Posted By Adam Searing On July 1, 2009 @ 10:54 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
NC Blue has 96.8%  market share in the individual market.
NC Blue has 72.5%  overall market share.
NC Blue is similarly dominant in the small business (groups with less than 50 employees) market in NC where they insure 26,800 groups and have 66.7% of the market . Their closest competitor, United HealthCare, insures 6,500 groups. So, small business in NC basically have a “choice.” Either they “choose” Blue Cross – which the vast majority seem to be required to do. Or a few might be able to “choose” one other company.
Tell me again why an affordable public health insurance plan option would be a bad idea for small businesses.
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URL to article: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2009/07/01/nc-blue-cross-667-market-share-in-small-business-market/
URLs in this post:
 96.8%: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2009/06/30/nc-blue-cross-968-monopoly-insurer/
 72.5%: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2009/06/30/nc-blue-cross-725-overall-market-share/
 66.7% of the market: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/market-share-by-covered-groups.pdf
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