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
Led by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, the California Department of Insurance is the consumer protection agency for the nation's largest insurance marketplace and safeguards all of the state’s consumers by fairly regulating the insurance industry. Under the Commissioner’s direction, the Department uses its authority to protect Californians from insurance rates that are excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory, oversee insurer solvency to pay claims, set standards for agents and broker licensing, perform market conduct reviews of insurance companies, resolve consumer complaints, and investigate and prosecute insurance fraud. Consumers are urged to call 1-800-927-4357 with any questions or contact us at www.insurance.ca.gov via webform or online chat. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800-927-4357. Teletypewriter (TTY), please dial 800-482-4833.