Why Obamacare is more secure in California than in other states – Orange County Register


Obamacare remains the law of the land, for now, perhaps nowhere more securely than in California.

But health insurance experts said Friday that despite Congressional failure to repeal any part of the Affordable Care Act, the law’s future remains uncertain. And, they add, lingering uncertainty could cause premiums to become more expensive. Consumers will find out Tuesday, Aug. 1, when Covered California, the state’s Obamacare exchange, releases rates for next year.

“In many respects, California is likely the best case because of how successful the roll out has been here,” said Larry Levitt, a senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit health care research group in Menlo Park. “Consumers can certainly breathe a lot easier now that the debate is, at a minimum, stalled.”

For one thing, Southern California residents will have a wide range of…

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