Many perspectives, 1 simple etiquette

Uncovered California: Insurance Costs To Skyrocket in 2018

Author: Jeff Powers
Created: 01 August, 2017
Updated: 21 November, 2022
1 min read

Perhaps the California legislature knew this was coming, as they attempted in vein to introduce a single-payer health care system in the Golden State.

Covered California’s health insurance exchange announced Tuesday that rates will jump on average 12.5 percent. And that is only if the subsidies continue.

Ten percent of people enrolled through Covered California will also have to look for a new plan, as Anthem Blue Cross announced plans to end its coverage in most of the state.

The Subsidy War

The ACA's subsidies are available to any legal California resident earning between 139 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level. Roughly 700,000 Californians receive those extra subsidies.

President Trump has tweeted that he is ready to remove those insurance subsidies after the U.S. Senate failed to pass a "skinny" repeal of Obamacare Friday.


If that happens, premiums could soar because health insurers would have to pick up those costs themselves. Many companies like Anthem Blue Cross would also likely flee the markets.

Covered California Region Pricing

The largest percentage 2018 increases will be seen in the highest populated cities. Here is a breakdown of San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles Counties.

Photo Credit: Niyazz / shutterstock.com

Read more

fair maps
Gerrymandering Reform: Are We Asking the Wrong Question?
Photo Credit:  ...
01 March, 2024
7 min read
joined hands
10 Reasons Why Americans Are Not as Divided as You Think
Photo by on  Party leaders, politicians, and media pundits and talking heads would have US voters b...
28 February, 2024
7 min read
LetUsVote: New Campaign Launches to End Discrimination Against Independent Voters
Open Primaries, in partnership with Unite America, announced the launch of LetUsVote Wednesday, a nationwide initiative that aims to mobilize and empower independent voters, who make up the largest voting bloc in the US but are treated like second-class voters....
27 February, 2024
4 min read
For Good or Bad, Primary Changes May Be Coming to Elections Near You
Photo Credit:  The last couple of years have seen an increase in states looking to change their prim...
26 February, 2024
4 min read
The Primary Problem: Only 8% of Voters Elect 83% of Our Representatives
In his latest podcast, former Democratic presidential candidate and Forward Party Co-Founder Andrew ...
26 February, 2024
3 min read
Blame This One on Secretary of State Weber
Eight years ago, there was a competition still in play between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton wh...
26 February, 2024
4 min read