Health Law Repeal Would Cost State More Than 200,000 Jobs
Meanwhile, if the law is repealed without a replacement plan, California's uninsured population will increase by 4.1 million people.
Sacramento Business Journal:
Obamacare Repeal Could Cost Sacramento 7,000 Jobs, UC Berkeley Research Finds
A new report forecasts that around 209,000 jobs could be lost statewide if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on his promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Patton, 12/21)
The Desert Sun:
If Obamacare Dies, 4.1 Million More Californians Would Be Uninsured
People in the Coachella Valley who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act said the coverage may not be ideal, but they are glad to have the option. They said they will have to wait for details on a Republican alternative before deciding if it will leave them better off than where they are now, but some were skeptical. ... Covered California saw 67,000 enroll in coverage over four days leading up to the deadline. The volume prompted the exchange to extend the deadline four days for coverage starting New Year's Day. Open enrollment continues through the end of January. (Newkirk, 12/21)