By Tracy Seipel and Jessica Calefati
Staff writers
Posted: 11/20/2013 08:12:48 PM PST
Updated: 11/21/2013 12:26:49 AM PST

SACRAMENTO — One million Californians whose medical insurance policies don’t comply with the new health care law will most likely not be allowed to keep them for another year, according to sources close to the state’s new insurance exchange.

The board that oversees the exchange, called Covered California, on Thursday will consider a proposal that would allow these individuals to keep their current plans — but only through March 31, when they would have to sign up for a plan that complies with the new law.

That’s pretty upsetting to people like Linda Entrikin, who just last week watched President Barack Obama announce that he would encourage insurers to let millions of Americans renew in 2014 health plans that don’t comply with his signature legislation if their state insurance commissioners agreed.

“Oh geez,” Entrikin, of San Leandro, said with dismay Wednesday. “What was promised was we could keep our plans. And I would expect to be able to keep my plan through at least the end of next year.”

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