Covered California’s Unique Negotiating Power Has Helped Slow Premium Increases
Other states and the federal marketplace accept any plan that seeks to participate, but California's exchange negotiates prices with insurers to help consumers get the best prices.
Covered California Helps Keep Premiums In Check, UC Berkeley Study Finds
Covered California’s Obamacare exchange has helped consumers get a better deal on health insurance in part because of its negotiating power — power that other Affordable Care Act marketplaces don’t have — according to a new analysis published Monday. (Aliferis, 5/2)