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California Health Exchange Rejects Obamacare 'Fix'

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California is the seventh state to reject the fix, according to the Washington Post's Wonkblog, which is tracking state commissioners' responses to the fix.

As TPM previously reported, California's marketplace had to make a decision about the "fix" because it's the only state marketplace that required companies to cancel their existing non-compliant policies by Dec. 31 to sell there.

The issue had been a point of contention between California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who said he opposed the policy and prevented it from passing through the state legislature, and Covered California, the state's marketplace. Jones had urged Covered California to release insurers from the obligation and allow their customers to renew non-compliant plans.

Insurers not selling on the marketplace will be allowed to make that offer to customers, Jones said.

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Dylan Scott is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. He previously reported for Governing magazine in Washington, D.C., and the Las Vegas Sun. His work has been recognized with a 2013 American Society of Business Publication Editors award for Best Feature Series and a 2010 Associated Press Society of Ohio award for Best Investigative Reporting. He can be reached at dylan@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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