News Headlines Article

California insurance chief criticizes exchange for cancellations
Los Angeles Times

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says the state health exchange “made a bad decision” by requiring its participating insurers to cancel coverage by Dec. 31 for hundreds of thousands of consumers.

“I don’t think it was necessary,” Jones said in an interview. “I think people should be given the opportunity to stay in their current plans for another year.”

Tuesday, Jones discussed a settlement with Blue Shield of California that will buy some more time for about 80,000 policyholders whose policies are being terminated.

Commands