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Just as enrollment opens for health care, the Arizona co-op Meritus has been forced to close by the Arizona Department of Insurance, making it the 11th co-op created by ACA to close.

"A nonprofit health insurance co-op created to provide competition to traditional insurance companies in Arizona has been removed from the federal marketplace, just days before a new enrollment period begins Sunday.

"Arizona Department of Insurance Director Andy Tobin filed an order for supervision Friday for Meritus Health Partners and Meritus Mutual Health Partners, against the co-op's consent. Under Arizona law, Tobin will act as a supervisor and oversee the two companies."--The Associate Press, via CBS 5 KPHO Broadcasting

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