Californians received $3.2 billion in federal subsidies last year to help make health insurance more affordable.
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.
As open enrollment for Obamacare started on Saturday, Covered California leaders continued their bus tour of spreading the word to educate people about how they can get health care.
Those who missed the last enrollment deadline for Covered California will have another opportunity to enroll starting Nov. 15.
Opponents of Proposition 45 say the measure, which would give the state insurance commissioner authority over proposed health insurance rates, could interfere with Covered California.
California’s health insurance exchange is moving to cancel coverage for over 10,000 people who failed to prove they are U.S. citizens or legal residents.
California’s health insurance exchange faced calls Monday for a state investigation of its contracting practices.
California’s health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at diversifying California’s health exchange board by expanding the eligibility criteria for members.
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.
A growing number of California doctors are charging their insured patients extra fees to cover everyday office expenses – a practice that’s illegal under most health care policies, according to KNX1070’s investigative reporter Charles Feldman.
“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.