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Obamacare extension of nonconforming health plans won’t affect many Californians
The Mercury News

The Obama administration’s announcement Wednesday that allows a two-year extension for individual health insurance policies that don’t conform to the health care law applies nationwide — but only to states that agree to the plan, according to a spokeswoman with the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

In California, even if the state Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown approve the extension by changing current law, most of the 1.1 million Californians whose nonconforming plans were canceled last year wouldn’t likely benefit, a state Insurance Department official said Thursday.

 

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