On The Campaign Trail, GOP Candidates Struggle To Find Clear Health Care Message
While some Republicans continue to run on a health law repeal platform, a growing number want to move on. In related news: The San Diego Union-Tribune reports on 2019 premium estimates in San Diego County.
Los Angeles Times:
Once Their Rallying Cry, Obamacare Is Suddenly A Sticky Campaign Issue For Republicans
After failing to deliver on their years-long promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act and faced with the sudden popularity of Obamacare’s consumer protections, GOP candidates across the country are struggling to put together a cohesive message on healthcare. Die-hards still want to repeal the 2010 law, but a growing number of Republicans — particularly those facing tough elections — want to quietly admit defeat and move on to other issues. (Haberkorn, 8/21)
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
San Diego Covered CA Customers Will Face A Range Of Rate Changes In 2019
Though the overall trajectory is up, Covered California premiums for the 116,149 Covered California policyholders in San Diego County will bounce all over the place next year, according to a new rate book recently released by the state’s health insurance exchange. After announcing in July that the statewide average premium increase for 2019 will be 8.7 percent, the plan purveyor followed up late last week with a more specific breakdown, publishing detailed information on which carriers will increase their premiums the most during open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 through Jan. 15 for the 1.4 million Californians who are currently covered. (Sisson, 8/21)