Statement from California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones regarding today’s federal health insurance proposal from Republicans
News: 2018 Press Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — "This federal health insurance proposal would deny women access to abortion coverage and it conflicts with California law which requires coverage for all essential health benefits. The Affordable Care Act does not, nor should any law, deny women with health insurance access to abortion coverage. The Congress should act to restore the cost-sharing reduction payments and provide reinsurance funding, but they should not interfere with women's access to reproductive health care services. The legislative proposal also could interfere with the state's ability to adequately regulate short-term insurance policies, which could then undermine the individual health insurance market."
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
The California Department of Insurance, established in 1868, is the largest consumer protection agency in California. Insurers collect $310 billion in premiums annually in California. Since 2011 the California Department of Insurance received more than 1,000,000 calls from consumers and helped recover over $469 million in claims and premiums. Please visit the Department of Insurance website at www.insurance.ca.gov. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800.927.4357. Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD), please dial 800.482.4833.