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California asks insurers to extend policies
San Francisco Chronicle

California health insurers, regulators and consumers scrambled Thursday to figure out the next step for more than 1 million state residents who face cancellations of their current policies under the Affordable Care Act.

Hours after President Obama encouraged insurers to let policyholders keep their current plans for now, the state’s insurance commissioner, Dave Jones, called for the state’s health insurance marketplace, Covered California, to lift a provision requiring health insurers to terminate individual policies that fall short of the health law’s requirements.