Apr 12, 2017

The disappearing Obamacare insurers

Republicans aren't wrong when they say Obamacare lost a lot of insurers last year. Here's a look at the biggest losers among the 39 states that use the federal marketplace, based on HHS data. It shows you the drop between 2016 and 2017. (Twelve states had no change, so they're not listed.)

The big question: Will it get worse next year if insurers get tired of waiting for the Trump administration and Congress to make some clear plans?

Data: Department of Health and Human Services; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

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Cigna's big divestiture on its life and disability insurance business

Photo: Julia Rendleman/Getty Images for Eventive Marketing

Cigna finally pulled the trigger on selling its life and disability insurance business, netting $5.3 billion after taxes from New York Life.

The big picture: Health insurers have been divesting products that have less to do with actual medical care and instead combining with companies that sell drug benefits

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French authorities can now comb social media to find tax cheats

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios Visuals

French authorities have three years to test a new law allowing them to comb social media posts and find evidence of tax fraud or evasion, Bloomberg Tax reports.

Catch up quick: All personal data mined under the law must be public by the user and not password protected, per Bloomberg, and authorities cannot look for evidence that taxpayers have been warned for not filing a tax return.

Go deeperArrowDec 28, 2019

Tech's biggest upcoming battles in 2020

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The most consequential stories for tech in 2020 pit the industry's corporate colossi against the U.S. government, foreign nations, and the human needs of their own customers.

Why it matters: Today's tech giants own and operate the informational hubs that increasingly shape our public and private lives. That's putting their products and policies under greater scrutiny than ever before.