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Old 09-12-2016, 09:11 AM
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Not Oscar, but another startup. At least Harken is backed by United, so they can absorb the losses.

The start-up insurer Harken Health has changed CEOs while accumulating red ink in the troubled market for individual coverage.

Harken Health is a pilot project from health insurance giant UnitedHealthcare that combines coverage with easy access to primary care at company-owned clinics in Chicago and Atlanta.

A regulatory filing by the company in August showed an operating loss of $69.9 million through the first six months of 2016 and a “cash infusion” of $60 million from its parent company at the end of June.


Harken Health subscribers can get primary care with no copays so long as they visit one of Harken Health’s clinics, which the company calls “health centers.” Beyond primary care, the centers also offer everything from sessions with “health coaches” to free classes in nutrition, tai chi and yoga.
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I just noticed that Oscar is expanding in 2018. Somehow I missed seeing this in newsfeeds, but saw they filed in Tennessee to offer individual exchange products in 2018. Looks like they are expanding in 5 states.
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:31 PM
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Default Google investing in Oscar.

Google is investing in Oscar for an expansion in Medicare Advantage:

Looks like they may be following the advice a few AOers gave in the first couple of pages of this thread.

Are there any other start-ups that resulted from the passage of ACA still alive?
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