SACRAMENTO (CBS 8) - Californians could face higher premium rates in 2016 for individual health plans.
The State of California is expected to announce Monday that Covered California insurance percentages will more than double.
Last year, state officials declared victory when they announced premiums rose by an average of 4.2 percent, which was about half the increase the industry saw over a three-year period.
But this year a number of health plans around the country have requested increases above 10 percent for 2016, saying their new customers turned out to be sicker than expected.
Covered California is now approaching its third year. President Barack Obama's healthcare plan is aimed at slowing down the price of healthcare for struggling Americans.
Meantime, the Senate was busy with a rare weekend vote.
The GOP came down hard on Obamacare and Republicans tried to do away with the plan, presidential hopeful Texas Senator Ted Cruz was part of that group.
"The Obamacare amendment is a cynical, the Republicans will vote yes and the Democrats will vote no. It will be meaningless political theater," said Cruz.
However, the vote fell short: 49 to 43.
Republican Senator Mike Lee from Utah plans to ask the Senate to reconsider the Obamacare amendment by changing Senate rules Friday.
However, experts it's not likely to pass.
Some in the GOP believe Senator Cruz is trying to create a platform for his own political gain and upcoming presidential campaign and that is causing division among Republicans.
Democrats say Obamacare reaches 20 million Americans and repealing it would only cause chaos for working American families.
A five year old girl's dream came true today with the help of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Leona, who lives in San Marcos and is battling cancer, wished to have the ultimate pirate ship playhouse in her backyard.
In celebration of American Heart Month, Rady Children's Hospital hosted its 34th annual Heart Party. It was a chance for former heart patients and the doctors who treated them to reunite.
Fair, warm and dry weather continues through Saturday, but an onshore flow will bring low clouds and fog Saturday night and much cooler weather to the county on Sunday.
Neighbors say the Prince Recycling Center on Voltaire Street is attracting crime and transients, and they want the center to move out of the area.
Few of us really know how our coworkers spend their time when they are off the clock. In Thursday's Zevely Zone, Jeff gets to know Ryan Brothers - a writer here at KFMB Stations and News 8 - who put his own signature on Mission Trails Regional Park.
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A local company is on the cutting edge of ocean exploration using unmanned vehicles powered by wind and sun and the future looks bright for these ocean drones, which currently are being tested off the coast of San Diego.