(Bloomberg)--The fate of President Barack Obama’s signaturehealth-care law may depend on how long Anthem Inc. and Aetna Inc.are willing to wait before starting to make money off ofPPACA.

The two insurers are on the hot seat now that UnitedHealth Group Inc. appears unlikely to lingeras a seller on the Patient Protection and AffordableCare Act’s government-run markets.

UnitedHealth, the U.S.’s largest health insurer, saidThursday that if it can’t turn a profit, in 2017 it may quit thehealth plan marketplaces where millions of Americans buycoverage.

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