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California boots plans that miss Obamacare standards
That state already faces
an age-old health insurance challenge: The old folks are
outrunning the kids in the race to sign up for California's
insurance. If the trend continues, it might lead to higher
premiums down the line.
The board of
California's health insurance exchange, Covered California, on
Thursday decided not to allow insurance plans that do not meet
Obamacare standards to continue operating in that state,
CoveredCA board decides to not
allow people to stay in non-compliant health insurance plans.
The move effectively
rejects the fix President Barack Obama proposed to salve the
deeply troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
That state already faces an age-old health insurance challenge:
The old folks are outrunning the kids in the race to sign up for
California's insurance. If the trend continues, it might lead to
higher premiums down the line.
People between the ages of 45 and 64 have enrolled in
California's health exchange at a much higher rate than their
overall portion of the state's total population, while younger
adults' enrollment levels essentially track their overall
population size, data released on Thursday revealed.
If the trend holds up, it could mean that insurance plans are
overweighted with older customers, and underweighted with
younger, presumably healthier people. Since their premiums are
much needed to offset the cost of benefits paid out to sicker
individuals, that could lead to higher premium prices in 2015.
The right of
church-related organizations to keep a clear conscience trumps
the federal government's desire to improve access to
contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Thursday in a preliminary
decision that could set the tone in a legal fight of national
U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab granted an injunction
sought by the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Diocese of Erie
and several affiliated nonprofit groups that do not want their
insurance administrators to provide what they call "preventive
The injunction allows them to continue to offer insurance that
doesn't include contraception, sterilization and
abortion-inducing drugs while litigation continues. Without the
injunction, the insurance administrators for the organizations
-- though not the dioceses themselves -- would have had to start
providing the coverage Jan. 1.
"I was relieved, obviously, because the issue that we had been
dealing with in this lawsuit is the protection of religious
freedom," said Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik, one of the
plaintiffs in the case. "This is an absolutely critical
decision. If it has to go to the Supreme Court, I'm moving with
it all the way."
A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice, which is handling
the defense for the involved federal agencies and officials,
declined comment. The department can appeal the decision on the
injunction or allow it to remain in place while fully litigating