(Bloomberg) -- U.S. Republican lawmakers are calling for anexemption to Obamacare’s penalties for people whodon’t have health coverage if they live in places where insurersoffer only one, or no, plans.

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Six Republican senators introduced a bill called the “Protectionfrom Obamacare Monopolies Act” that would exempt individuals wholack choices from the Affordable Care Act’s insurance coveragemandate next year.

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About 19 percent of individuals buying health plans on the ACA’sexchanges may have only one insurer option for next year, accordingto the Kaiser Family Foundation, up from 2 percent this year.

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While the bill probably won’t pass this year, the issue oflimited Obamacare competition is gaining attention as bigfor-profit insurers like UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Aetna Inc.sharply limit sales of ACA plans and pull out of some states.

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Those exits have left one county in Arizona with no health planoffering on the exchange.

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“This legislation would ensure that Arizonans are not forced topay a penalty due to the failure of a health-care system that wasfatally flawed from conception,” said Senator John McCain ofArizona, the lead sponsor of the bill. He was joined by senatorsJeff Flake, also of Arizona, and Ben Sasse, Ron Johnson, Tom Cottonand John Barrasso.

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Benjamin Wakana, a Department of Health & Human Servicesspokesman, declined to provide a comment on the legislation.

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So far, only Arizona’s Pinal County has been left without anyinsurer, though state and federal officials have said they’reworking to bring an insurer to the Obamacare market there. The lawcontains a fine for each adult in a household who doesn’t havecoverage, based partly on income. HHS has previously said that thegovernment is working to bring an insurer to the county.

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Barrasso represents Wyoming, where only one insurers will offerObamacare plans in 2017. In much of Cotton’s Arkansas and Johnson’sWisconsin, individuals will have several insurers to pick from.

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