San Diegans can replace cancelled health insurance the Affordable Care Act forced the insured to take back their deals on. Settling for coverage bought using a hardship exemption becomes an option.
This week, President Obama informed the previously insured marketplaces offering plans with better protections, and financail assistance that can put the insurance offer below the affordabiolity line, are not the only option. Workers earning incomes without spare income do not have to pay more than 8 percent the annual income to buy health insurance in the marketplace.
Those not eligible for plans in another marketplace offered at a more affordable price have an option. The catastrophic coverage helps San Diegans in need get coverage.
December growth in enrollments made online at CoveredCalifornia, the federal exchange, and exchanges across the state mae the enrollment total climb to above a million enrollees. But, the delay in getting San Diegans and workers across teh country signed onto new health insurance deals in the marketplaces still cancels the possiblity local representative Darrell Issa (R-San Diego) agrees with the President the ACA universal coverage plan has survived the troubles and got past the tough start up period. Republicans did not stand behind the hardhip extension option that was part of the President's healthcare reform proposal in 2010.
Obama, till saying ACA mitigated healthcare costs that are at their lowest in 50 years, counts on a breakthrough year for jobs in 2014, and has not given up on helping the unemployed out with a federal unemployment extenson until they get a job and get health insurance. He again this week told Congress time has come to pass an extension.
This is an On The Watch Take.