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Blue Shield of Calif. won’t cancel policies
San Diego Union-Tribune

California’s insurance commissioner announced an agreement Tuesday with Blue Shield of California to temporarily delay the cancellation of more than 115,000 individual policies under the new federal health care law.

Commissioner Dave Jones will let policyholders keep their lower-priced policies through the first three months of 2014. The news comes amid outrage, as an estimated 2 million Americans — including 900,000 in California — learn that their policies are being canceled at the end of the year because they were not granted protected status by federal health reform.