Editorial: Covered California Board Should ‘Resist’ Allowing Canceled Health Plans To Be Sold in 2014
A Sacramento Bee editorial argues that the Covered California board should "resist" Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones' (D) call for the state to allow insurers to continue selling health plans in 2014 that do not meet minimum coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act, as proposed by President Obama. According to the editorial, "A one-year extension on noncompliant policies might make sense in the states that depend on the federal exchange, which is not fully functioning, but not in states with their own working exchanges." It argues, "Resurrecting canceled health insurance plans for another year could threaten the financial stability of Covered California -- and the entire Affordable Care Act."
- "Editorial: Covered California's Board Should Resist Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones' Call for a Delay" (Sacramento Bee, 11/20).