President Dismisses Markets, but One Insurer Bets Big on Them

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The Obamacare insurance markets aren’t as shaky as President Trump seems to believe.

On Tuesday, the insurer Centene announced plans to expand aggressively into the state marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act. Centene said it intended to sell individual policies for the first time in Nevada, Missouri and Kansas, and to grow its presence in six other states, including Ohio and Florida.

The announcement contradicted a narrative Mr. Trump has pushed of a health care system in crisis.

The president, in a tweet and a televised meeting with more than a dozen Republican senators Tuesday, argued that the markets established under the health law were irretrievably broken and in need of replacement from Congress. In the afternoon, he spoke in Wisconsin beside two couples he described as the health law’s “victims.”

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