This maneuver has become common on the last day of January as the health exchange sees droves of applicants suddenly show interest in the plans it sells just as time runs out to pick a policy.
In a statement,
"Experience tell us that people wait until the last day to sign up for health insurance, and we do not want to leave anyone behind.
This year, however, is very different than any other the exchange has navigated. With President
Legislators have vowed to repeal and replace the wide-reaching health law but have not yet specified how they will do so. Previous defunding attempts deflected by former President
Those who meet Obamacare's income guidelines can qualify for significant subsidies from the federal government which, according to Covered California, allow "50 percent of consumers to get a Silver plan for less than
If the government were to stop paying these subsidies, Covered California enrollees could drop their plans by simply failing to pay the next month's premium, a move that would limit their exposure to unsubsidized premiums at the cost of losing their health coverage.
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