Tucson.com | By Stephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star Updated Aug 28, 2016
Fewer health insurers and higher rates are expected on the federal marketplace, where more than 150,000 Arizonans bought plans last year.
Last year, five insurance companies sold 31,161 marketplace plans to Pima County residents. Open enrollment begins Nov. 1 for coverage in 2017.
So far this year, the number of insurers expected to sell to Pima County on the marketplace is two — Health Net of Arizona and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
And there has not yet been a commitment from any company to sell marketplace plans in Pinal County, where 9,600 consumers bought Affordable Care Act marketplace plans last enrollment season.