The most recent state to reject President Obama’s “fix” of allowing people to keep their old insurance for an extra year is California. In fact, nine states so far have voted against it. The federal government must allow states to reject the fix because each state has its own insurance regulations. Besides California, the states that have rejected the fix are Massachusetts, Indiana, Minnesota, Rhode Island, New York, Vermont and Washington state.

Prior to the fix, several states were already allowing insurers to renew existing plans that were not in compliance with the Obama Care regulations. It remains to be seen what the rest of the states will do.