The big headline in August was that Aetna would not be expanding their Obamacare individual and family plans in 2017. The smaller headline from a week earlier was that Aetna was seeking approval to become a Medi-Cal manage care health insurance provider in California. Just like other health insurance companies have found, welfare pays better than work when it comes to health insurance.
This announcement was nothing less than a convenient argument in support of the ACA being struck down by the Supreme Court. Health insurance companies would never have instituted these benefits without the force of law.