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Open enrollment for health insurance through Covered California started Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Repeal of the federal Affordable Care Act could have a big impact on those Trinity County residents who benefited from the Medi-Cal expansion, subsidized health insurance and availability of coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Also known as Obamacare, former President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law has been targeted for repeal by President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers.
Major provisions of the ACA are up in the air at this point with varying plans put forth to replace it.
Nothing is finalized, but Republicans and the president have said they will come up with a replacement health care law while preserving some of the ACA’s protections.
Local health insurance agent Vicki Whaley, a member of Northern Valley Association of Health Underwriters, heads to Washington, D.C., Feb. 13-15 with other health insurance leaders from around the nation to meet with federal legislators in the first weeks of the new United States administration.
NVAHU is a component chapter of California Association of Health Underwriters and the National Association of Health Underwriters. NAHU is working with House and Senate leadership and committees on how to create a sustainable insurance marketplace that controls cost but also allows citizens to be protected and retain coverage.