Affordable Care Act
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.
California’s health insurance exchange experienced a high volume of users, leading to a sluggish website and long wait times as consumers make their final enrollment dash to avoid a tax penalty.
A new health and wellness center will open in South LA Monday, marking the four-year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act.
Opponents of the Affordable Care Act (like Texas congressman Ted Cruz) insist it will be a job killer.
Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.