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November 18, 2016

By Ana B. Ibarra

A key state health care figure vowed Thursday to defend the coverage gains California has seen under the Affordable Care Act in the face of widely expected efforts by President-elect Donald Trump to overturn much of the health reform law.

November 17, 2016


As President-elect Donald Trump threatens to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act that provides health care to millions, supporters of Covered California are joining forces to come up with ways to defend the public health exchange they’ve spent the last five years building.

November 16, 2016


SACRAMENTO – After years of pushing new frontiers for liberal public policy, California’s Democratically controlled government is looking at a more defensive future under President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican Congress in Washington.

November 16, 2016

By Soumya Karlamangla

California led the way with Obamacare, signing up more people for health insurance than any other state. 

November 11, 2016

By Emily Bazar

To the millions of Californians who obtained health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act, know this: Despite the election of Donald Trump, who has promised to repeal the health law, nothing is going to happen to your coverage immediately.

In fact, open enrollment for Covered California plans continues through January 31 despite the election outcome.

November 10, 2016

By Claudia Buck

Is Obamacare over? On his first day in office, President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed, he will abolish the Affordable Care Act, the contentious health care law that has been both applauded and hated across the country.

But whether that will happen – or what it will mean for consumers – is one of the big question marks in the aftermath of Tuesday’s election.

November 9, 2016

By Chad Terhune

California has a lot to lose if President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress fulfill their campaign pledge to repeal Obamacare.

The Golden State fully embraced the Affordable Care Act by expanding Medicaid coverage for the poor and creating its own health insurance exchange for about 1.4 million enrollees. Supporters held California up as proof the health law could work as intended.