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California Insurance Commissioner responds to Senate failure to move ACA repeal bill

News: 2017 Press Release

For Release: July 18, 2017
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California Insurance Commissioner responds to Senate failure to move ACA repeal bill
Insurance Commissioner Jones points to Trump’s active efforts to undermine ACA
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones continues to fight for ACA and protect the more than 22 million consumers whose health insurance is threatened by Trump's ongoing efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act. Jones issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate failed to move its bill to repeal and replace the ACA:

"The failure of the U.S. Senate to pass an ACA repeal bill doesn't mean that consumers can breathe easier about their health insurance coverage for 2018. President Trump is actively undermining the ACA by continuing to call into question whether cost-sharing reductions will be funded and by weakening enforcement of the individual mandate. Without cost-sharing reduction funding that lowers co-pays and deductibles, there will be double-digit premium increases next year. Trump's crusade to kill the ACA will result in higher premiums and may cause insurers to leave the market in 2018."

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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 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.

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