As many as 3,500 U.S. hospitals are on lockdown, as President Donald Trump prepares to nominate new CEOs for the nation’s largest hospital chains.
Here are some of the major ones.
UnitedHealthCare: On Wednesday, the company said it would suspend sales of its popular ACA plans for the first time in six years.
The company has faced criticism for its handling of the ACA, which has led to higher costs for many Americans.
In an interview with The Associated Press, CEO Gregory Shiller said the company is now “evaluating all options” to respond to the ACA’s disruptions.
Shiller also said the insurer is exploring the possibility of expanding into new markets in Europe and Asia.
UnitedHealthCare will continue to offer its ACA plans in its remaining markets, but its chief executive, Andrew Puzder, said it’s “time for the rest of the country to step up” and get involved.
2.CVS: On Thursday, the drugstore chain announced it would stop selling its ACA plan in its 39 states.
The move comes amid the growing national health care debate.
The chain, which is one of Trump’s top donors, has faced a barrage of criticism from critics for its policies and practices, which they argue have led to soaring costs.
Earlier this month, CVS announced it was cutting 6,300 jobs at its U.K. and Ireland stores, as it works to restructure its global business.
Humana: Humana said it was suspending its ACA policy on Thursday in all of its remaining states.
A statement said it will review the ACA “based on the needs of its patients and its ability to provide care to them in a timely and cost-effective manner.”
The statement did not mention whether the policy would be extended to its other states.
HealthPartners: The company announced on Wednesday it would cut 4,500 jobs and reduce its workforce by 10 percent in states where it does not sell ACA policies.
HealthPartners CEO Jeff Smisek said in a statement that the company “is working to ensure that all of our employees, and our community, are given access to quality health care and that the ACA is available to them when they need it.”
Cigna: Cigna announced on Thursday that it will suspend ACA plans until mid-January in its 48 states.
Cignas chief executive officer and chairman Joe Vitiello said the suspension is to provide time for the company to review its business in the individual and small group markets.
PepsiCo: The maker of the popular Coke, Pepsi and Mountain Dew products announced that it is suspending its plans to sell ACA-compliant health plans in a number of states.
In a statement, PepsiCo said it is “evaluated and assessing all options to address our ongoing network challenges.”
Alcoa: The global health care giant announced it will halt ACA plans by Feb. 1 in all states.
Alcoa said it has identified “significant network challenges” that “require action from our customers.”
Alcoas CEO and president James Martin said the decision was a “moment of truth” that will help the company improve network performance.
Alca also said it may stop selling plans in the future in states that do not have a robust market for the ACA plans.
United Healthcare: UnitedHealth announced that all plans it sells in its 38 states and Washington, D.C., will be canceled for the year.
United Health said it also will suspend plans in three states, which are all parts of California, for the next six months.
Coffee Pro: The coffee chain said it plans to halt ACA sales in some states for at least the next year.
Caffe Nero, which makes the popular Frappuccino drink, said its “most of our network is impacted by these changes” and it will work with its suppliers to “reconsider” its network in the states it does sell ACA plans to. 10.
Allergan: The drugmaker said it had reached a settlement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services over the impact of the Affordable Care Act on its ACA-approved drug, ArcelorMittal.
In that agreement, Allergan agreed to pay $1.6 billion to settle claims of overcharging the Medicare program for treatment of conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes.
Pharmacy Benefits Management: The health insurer announced it has suspended ACA plans across the country.
Pharmacy Benefits Managements said it now will “engage in a rigorous, long-term review of our health care business, including in-network and out-of-network prescription drug and outpatient programs.”
Health Management Corp.: The health insurance company announced that “all ACA plans, as well as all plans on its managed care business that offer health insurance for members and other beneficiaries, will be suspended or withdrawn from sale