Editor's note: This story originally stated: "In Illinois, Blue Cross Blue Shield, which provides 80 percent of ACA plans in the state, announced that it was axing commissions." It has been updated to reflect that commissions are being cut on individual policies starting April 1, as originally reported by the Chicago Tribute.

 It's not just insurers that are getting fed up with the Affordable Care Act and are threatening to leave the state exchanges. Insurance brokers are also giving up on trying to sign customers for ACA health care plans.

A number of insurance companies have stopped paying broker commissions for customers directed to their ACA plans. Insurers appear to have determined they aren't profiting from those customers, so they don't want to reward brokers who are responsible for them.

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