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Obama’s call for insurers to extend canceled health plans splits state
Los Angeles Times

With 1 million Californians facing cancellation of their health insurance, state officials and the insurance industry were sharply divided over President Obama’s call to let consumers extend their policies.

And the state agency on the spot, California’s health insurance exchange, was noncommittal on what exactly it will do for affected policyholders. Health insurers in the state warned that abruptly reversing course — and doing what Obama wants — could undermine California’s new insurance marketplace and trigger more rate increases.

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