Updated August 10, 2019 07:02:38 While the federal government’s NVDA covers only two states, the states covering all of the states in the program will be able to access the health insurance marketplaces.
The two states in question are California and Minnesota, but that’s not a big surprise given that both have been the most vocal advocates for expanding the program.
The new law doesn’t actually affect California, but the state’s governor, Jerry Brown, and other state officials have been pressing for expanded coverage.
It’s unclear whether California would be eligible for the NVCA, but if the state is, it’s not clear that the state will be allowed to apply for it, either.
The other states covering the states covered by both the NVRA and the NVDRA are Vermont, New Hampshire, Maryland, Indiana, Tennessee, Oregon, and Nevada.
The most notable changes are that the states will now have to buy insurance on the exchanges and they’ll have to do so by Aug. 14, 2019, rather than the Aug. 5 deadline the state had set for them to start receiving benefits.
California and the rest of the nation are eligible to apply by Aug