SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills) announced that he will be co-authoring a bill being developed by Assembly Republicans that would allow Californians who are losing their health insurance plans in the wake of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act to keep their existing plan for an additional year.
“Californians were repeatedly promised ‘If you like your plan, you can keep it.’ We now know that is simply not true,” stated Assemblyman Hagman. “Democrats promised something they could not deliver, and now our citizens are paying the price. My Republican colleagues in the Assembly and I are stepping in to ensure that Californians can keep their insurance plans for at least another year.”
The Assembly Republican Caucus has called on Governor Jerry Brown to convene a special legislative session to consider the bill, which is currently being drafted. The bill would allow any health insurance policy which was legal to sell or purchase in California prior to the effective dates specified in the Affordable Care Act to continue to be in effect through December 31, 2014.