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California won’t extend canceled health policies
San Francisco Chronicle

Covered California, the state’s health exchange, has rejected President Obama’s request to let insurers extend their current health policies, a decision that affects about 1 million Californians who have coverage that doesn’t comply with the requirements of the federal health law. The unanimous vote came Thursday at a meeting in Sacramento of Covered California’s five-member board of directors. It means that the agency will continue to require the 11 health insurers that sell coverage through the exchange to terminate by Dec. 31 those individual policies that do not meet all the standards of the Affordable Care Act.