By Amy Lotven, HEALTH EXCHANGE ALERT
CMS insurance chief Gary Cohen told stakeholders in a Thursday memo that in order to satisfy the administration's transitional policy on reinstating non-ACA compliant plans in 2014, insurers must inform consumers of their purchasing options using the exact language developed or approved by the agency, or CMS-approved state versions. Meanwhile, more state regulators have made announcements on...
By Charles Ornstein, PROPUBLICA
During a meeting last week, officials at Covered California, the state’s much-touted health insurance marketplace, made a pretty stark admission: Half of the approximately 1 million consumers whose health plans are being canceled will pay more under the Affordable Care Act.
The numbers, it seems, have been overshadowed by other, more positive headlines. First, the state signed...
By Tom Kisken, VENTURA COUNTY STAR
Steve Goldsberry said he knows what California's decision not to allow canceled health insurance policies to be extended will cost him.
"Six grand a year," said the Simi Valley general contractor who believes he may end up paying $500 more a month because his current policy doesn't meet the Affordable Care Act's standards. "I had insurance that was adequate. I got to...