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Your Call: Covered California 2017 Rate Hikes

KALW 91.7 FM Public Radio (San Francisco, CA)
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On the September 6th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the rising cost of healthcare and health insurance in California. Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, has announced that in 2017, premiums will rise by an average of 13 percent.

That’s more than three times the increase of the last two years. Why are health insurance costs increasing? And what’s been your experience with Covered California? Tweet your comments to @yourcallradio, and join us live at 10 am, with me Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit public interest group

Emily Bazar, senior correspondent and columnist with Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service

Web Resources:

Covered CA: Get Help

Consumer Watchdog

Emily Bazar: Kaiser Health News

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