In another crushing blow to Californians, health insurance premiums are expected to go up 18 percent next year. That’s on top of the increases that have hammered Californians over the past several years.
Insurers are giddy. Poor and sick people are dropping out of the program. Only people with the ability to pay remain.
One million fewer Californians, who expected Obamacare to save them, will be enrolled in health plans in California in 2019.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Urban Institute analysis, which includes a national and state-by-state breakdown of projected changes to insurance premiums and enrollment, takes into account several major health policy changes enacted or announced since the beginning of 2017.