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Sen. Gaines suing Covered California
Sacramento Business Journal

State Sen. State Sen. Ted Gaines is suing Covered California over December cancellation of insurance policies that do not meet federal health reform standards. Urged in November by the Obama Administration to allow a one-year delay in noncompliant plan cancellations, the board at Covered California voted to go ahead.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges more than 900,00 Californians have had their health plans cancelled in violation of California and federal law — and millions more will be affected as noncompliant employer-provided insurance plans face cancellation in the future.