The Affordable Care Act |

If Trump kills subsidies, Covered California has a plan

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| The exchange tells insurers to set up fallback policies in case Trump does away with cost-sharing subsidies. They would cover the same costs and charge higher premiums.

Medi-Cal patients flocking to ERs more than before Obamacare

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Despite predictions that Obamacare would ease the burden on ERs, new state data say emergency room visits by people on Medi-Cal rose 75 percent over five years.

Uncertainty in DC could spur Covered California rate hikes

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If Trump doesn't clarify by mid-August whether he'll continue cost-sharing subsidies next year, the exchange will instruct insurers to significantly hike premiums.

How Obamacare helped the self-employed in California

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Self-employed Californians have higher uninsurance rates than other workers, but an analysis released Thursday shows that improved under the Affordable Care Act.

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CA attorney general seeks to defend cost-sharing subsidies

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Xavier Becerra joined a legal effort to intervene in a federal lawsuit to defend the subsidies that reduce out-of-pocket health costs for lower-income people.

'Die-in' staged outside Steve Knight's office over ACA vote

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Liberal activists gathered at the congressman's Santa Clarita office to denounce his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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A twist on the process of negotiating 2018 CA health premiums

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Amid ongoing uncertainty over Obamacare's fate, California's insurance regulators allowed insurers to submit two sets of proposed 2018 premiums, rather than one.

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Covered California wades back into Obamacare fight

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The agency's head says failure to enforce the individual mandate and withholding of cost-sharing subsidies could drive up premiums significantly.

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