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DC Health Insurers Won't Extend Canceled Individual Plans


President Obama announced earlier this month that states may allow insurers to extend canceled plans for one year. D.C. joins several states, including California, to opt against extending plans through 2014.

The D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking explained that “the future rate impact of the transitional policy would be more significant to District residents than continuing implementation as intended.” 

The decision follows news earlier in November that the insurance commissioner in D.C. was fired after publicly denouncing Obama's "fix" to the health care law.