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.
“Don’t panic. The open enrollment period is set,” says Myles Pappadato, an insurance agent based in Valencia whose firm, QuoteBroker, has about 600 clients with Covered California policies. He fielded about a dozen calls the morning after the election from worried consumers.
“Don’t make any decisions based on speculation,” he adds.
Beyond that, uncertainty reigns.