HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett's administration is raising its estimate of the number of people seeing their insurance discontinued in connection with the federal health care law.
However, Corbett's Department of Insurance couldn't immediately respond to President Barack Obama's call Thursday for state regulators to allow insurance companies to reverse those cancellations.
The department last month had initially estimated that 215,000 to 250,000 Pennsylvanians, including people in individual, small-group and large-group policies, were seeing their coverage discontinued. Now it says that figure is 250,000 and expected to rise by the tens of thousands.
In some cases, the insurance plans don't include the benefits that are required by the law beginning Jan. 1.
Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurers didn't immediately respond to questions as to whether they'll look to reverse policy cancellations.