California to release 2018 insurance rates amid uncertainty – California News

California to release 2018 insurance rates amid uncertainty – California News

Posted: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 12:53 am
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Updated: 1:15 am, Tue Aug 1, 2017.

California to release 2018 insurance rates amid uncertainty

Associated Press |

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials plan to release next year’s monthly premiums Tuesday for people who buy individual insurance plans under former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

The announcement comes at a time of extreme uncertainty about the future of the U.S. health care system. A Republican plan to unwind key pieces of the Affordable Care Act failed in the U.S. Senate last week, but President Donald Trump has repeatedly urged lawmakers to keep working on it. Trump has threatened to end payments that insurance companies receive to keep down out-of-pocket costs for lower-income consumers.


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