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The prospect of repealing the Affordable Care Act – with no replacement ready – finds many having second thoughts.
The state has one of the highest rates of small business owners who get health coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
The thought of losing California’s Obamacare gains is “somewhere between nauseating and mind blowing,” says Robert K. Ross, CEO of the California Endowment.
We talk with a leading expert about Republican ideas for reform. Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institution says it’s a mistake to think conservatives have too few ideas — rather they have too many.
States could continue to cover people under the ACA or create new approaches, according to a bill introduced Monday. Many Democrats fear such state options won’t draw enough federal funding and will fragment coverage nationwide.
State lawmaker says he was worried the Trump Administration would use information on those who purchased plans to try and deport them.
Covered California sent the wrong subsidy information to insurers, who charged most consumers less than they really owed. Now they have to pay up.
Despite health law uncertainty, more than 25,000 new consumers chose new plans in just two days this week.
Some of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s constituents fear his vow to repeal Obamacare now and replace it later could rob them of coverage.
Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, state officials and advocates say Californians’ health plan is safe for now.
Uninsured Californians could more than double to 7.5 million if Affordable Care Act is repealed.
Officials at the state exchange say they have fixed their computer system to stop switching some low-income pregnant women into Medi-Cal without their approval.
Covered California says most consumers can avoid double-digit premium hikes next year if they shop around. But will enrollees be willing to switch plans if it means having to change doctors?
Deportation-relief programs would have meant access to subsidized health care.
A double-digit increase, which follows two years of moderate rate hikes, is likely to resonate across the country in debate over Obamacare.
The projected increase in premiums is expected to draw national attention in an election year — especially from foes of the Affordable Care Act.
The problem won’t be fixed until September, though the state’s congressional delegation calls for quick action.
California is inching closer to a first-in-the-nation request for a federal ruling that would allow the state’s Obamacare exchange to sell health plans to immigrants who are living in the country illegally.
Feds propose taking a page out of Covered California’s book and moving to a simplified health insurance marketplace.
Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee said the measure is needed to keep insurers from slicing commissions to avoid enrolling the sickest patients.