overed California hopes to get 500,000 additional California residents enrolled.
Medi-Cal, the $95 billion joint federal-state program, covers 12 million people — nearly one in every three residents — for their doctor visits, hospital care, pregnancy-related services, as well as some nursing home care, making California the largest health care purchaser in the state.
California is falling short of its goal to sign up 1.7 million people for private insurance in the second year of the federal health expansion.
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.
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.
California regulators are investigating whether two giant medical insurers misled consumers about which doctors they covered under federal health care reform packages.
A Thousands Oaks congresswoman has asked for an audit into the VA hospital in West Los Angeles following reports of problems in the sprawling health care system.
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.
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.
Monday marks the deadline to sign up for federal health care under Covered California.
California is seeing a late surge in the number of people signing up for health insurance coverage ahead of next week’s deadline — and state officials are encouraging more people to apply.
A state lawmaker who is running for state insurance commissioner said Wednesday that he is suing California’s health benefits exchange for wrongly cutting off more than 1 million insurance policies.
A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow people living in the country illegally to buy health insurance through the state.