Affordable Care Act
More than 144,000 residents have selected Covered California plans this year on the marketplace, which was created as part of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.
Covered California officials are teaming up with U.S. immigration officials to ease the fears of so-called mixed-status families that enrolling for Obamacare might result in deportation.
Those who missed the last enrollment deadline for Covered California will have another opportunity to enroll starting Nov. 15.
California’s health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government.
With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?
Los Angeles County emergency room visits slowed in the early months of Obamacare, according to state records.
Californians buying individual health plans on the state’s exchange will see their premiums rise by an average of 4.2 percent in 2015, about half the increase the industry has seen in the past three years, officials announced Thursday.
A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees, including California, were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage.
California regulators are investigating whether two giant medical insurers misled consumers about which doctors they covered under federal health care reform packages.
Overall, the Obama administration had projected California would enroll 1.3 million during the first enrollment period, which began Oct. 1. Covered California said the state had set a target of around 830,000.
It’s not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California’s insurance exchange.
The deadline to sign-up or complete the sign-up process for federal health care under Covered California and Medi-Cal is 12 a.m. Tuesday.
“We do have something to celebrate, but it’s really a starting line,” Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said.
Small nonprofits offering insurance plans on California’s health care exchange are lagging well behind major insurers in sign-ups, potentially undermining a key goal of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Consumers who were unable to create an account or start their application because of technical problems have until midnight on April 15 to finish their applications.