Take Two for November 6, 2013

California's insurance commissioner addresses policy cancellations

Anthem Blue Cross Rate Hike

Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Then-Assembylman Dave Jones, D-Sacramento, chair of the Assembly Health Committee, questions Leslie Margolin, president of Anthem Blue Cross, about rising premium costs during a hearing at the Capitol in Sacramento, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010.

Today, President Obama is taking his health insurance message to Texas, the state with the highest rate of uninsured Americans.

He's there to convince people to give healthcare.gov a try a day after after his administration reported improvements with the troubled website. Meanwhile, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is back on Capitol Hill answering more questions about the site.

Here in California, problems with our own state rollout persist, where close to one million Californians have learned their policies will be cancelled because they don't meet basic requirements. However, Blue Shield announced it will give a 90-day extension to about 115,000 Californians whose policies are slated to be cancelled.  

For more on this, we spoke with state insurance commissioner Dave Jones, who has been a supporter of the ACA, but critical of the rollout. 


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