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The supporters of the law want House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to know how much his constituents may be hurt if the health law is dismantled.
State lawmaker says he was worried the Trump Administration would use information on those who purchased plans to try and deport them.
Before Donald Trump was elected, lawmakers and officials sought to allow immigrants to buy health insurance through Covered California.
The thought of losing California’s Obamacare gains is “somewhere between nauseating and mind blowing,” says Robert K. Ross, CEO of the California Endowment.
The study’s author says consumers might not realize that they need to purchase coverage through Covered California or that they have to choose a silver plan to qualify for subsidies.
Covered California sent the wrong subsidy information to insurers, who charged most consumers less than they really owed. Now they have to pay up.
Due to an error by the exchange, many of them didn’t know they needed to give permission to have their income verified. But Covered California says it will reinstate the tax credits for those who give their consent.
One Health Affairs study published Monday shows many consumers with Covered California health plans limited their rate hikes by choosing lower cost plans. But a second study suggests many passed up financial help because they chose the wrong type of plan.
The poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation also finds that nearly half the country does not favor repeal at all.
In other news about the ongoing debate about the health law, House Speaker Paul Ryan says that a replacement plan will be completed in 2017. But some Republicans are voicing caution as the financial implications hit home. Ultimately, elements of the law may survive.