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Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

California's New Health Insurance Exchange Unveils Plans, Premiums


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California's new health insurance exchange took a crucial step this week, setting the rates that consumers will pay when the federal health care law takes effect on January 1, 2014. Most say there isn't the rate shock that some had feared. But as we look ahead to further implementation of the Affordable Care Act, experts worry Californians will see spiking health costs, and that parts of the middle class will be left behind.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Glenn Melnick, professor and director of the Center for Health Financing, Policy and Management at USC
  • Jamie Court, president of the Consumer Watchdog in Los Angeles
  • Lisa Aliferis, health editor for KQED News
  • Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California

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