When California health insurance companies begin setting 2018 rates next week, they’ll be able to offer two different projections without committing to either one.
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is inviting the 15 or so health insurance providers the state regulates to draw up rates based on different scenarios centered on how the Trump administration enforces the Affordable Care Act.
One set would reflect the rates that insurance companies project if former President Barack Obama’s health care law remains in effect and is enforced.
The other set would be based on an assumption that President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress follow through on their pledges to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or that the Trump administration declines to enforce the law.
Either way, California healthcare patients will end up paying…a lot. California’s healthcare gulag is not about patient care. It’s about making money for special interests. It’s brutal, it’s oppressive, and it’s the way California’s elected officials want it.
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