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The state has added a surcharge on premiums for silver plans, but most consumers who choose these plans will be shielded from those increases because as their premiums go up, so will their premium subsidies.
If a decision on insurer subsidies isn’t made by Oct. 11, Covered California will proceed as if they aren’t coming and add a surcharge to some of its plans.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measures into law on Wednesday. Meanwhile, all eyes are on the governor to see what he’ll decide on a drug price transparency bill.
But with all the uncertainty in Washington, D.C., the marketplace remains unstable.
But Californians are divided on whether to substantially increase government involvement through a single-payer system.
Republican efforts to pass a repeal-and-replace plan by Sept. 30 are over, as Senate leaders reverse their plan to hold a vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy bill.
An analysis released by Covered California shows that 7.5 million Californians could lose their coverage under the Republicans’ latest efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Government and health officials warn that because California so fully embraced the Affordable Care Act, it would be hit hardest by the new efforts to repeal the legislation.
Protesters are particularly targeting California’s 14 House Republicans.
Covered California says that a lack of competition and coordination of care in the counties translates into higher medical costs.