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Covered California releases rates amid health care market uncertainty




Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee speaks during a press conference regarding the number of new healthcare enrollees through CoveredCA.com on November 13, 2013.
Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee speaks during a press conference regarding the number of new healthcare enrollees through CoveredCA.com on November 13, 2013.
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Californians will learn Tuesday how much health insurance will cost in 2018.

And for the 9 percent of Californians who buy health insurance through Covered California, rates could be to be up to 17 percent higher, according to officials with the state exchange.

Covered California’s rate release comes just after multiple attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed in Washington, and the president calling to "let Obamacare fail." Obamacare supporters are celebrating the U.S. Senate’s failure to repeal the law, but they’re still concerned about the future of the state’s marketplace.

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Michelle Faust, KPCC’s health care reporter who’s been covering the story; she tweets @MicheReports