Affordable Care Act News

1.4 Million Californians Sign Up Or Renew Obamacare CoverageA state official says more than 1.4 million Californians have either signed up or renewed their coverage for individual private insurance in the second year of the federal health expansion.
Board That Rolled Out Affordable Care Act In California Undergoes TurnoverThe board that oversaw the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in California is undergoing its first major turnover since the state-operated health insurance marketplace was established four years ago.
Income Verification Throwing Some Californians Off Health PlansSome Californians who purchased individual health coverage through the state's insurance exchange are suddenly being dropped or transferred to Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program for the poor.
Federal Watchdog Report: California Health Exchange Has Problems With VerificationCalifornia's marketplace for buying individual health insurance often failed to verify important personal information and resolve discrepancies in applications, a critical process in determining if people are eligible for taxpayer subsidies, a federal watchdog said Tuesday.
Governor Considers Suing Oracle Over Cover Oregon Online Health Exchange DebacleIn a letter to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, Gov. John Kitzhaber said he has fired state managers in charge of Cover Oregon, and now it's time to hold accountable the website's main technology contractor.
Group Claims Obamacare Unconstitutionally Imposes New TaxesA Sacramento-based law firm is challenging President Barack Obama's health care law, claiming it imposes new taxes unconstitutionally.
Panel Recommends Scrapping Cover Oregon, Moving To Federal MarketplaceOregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.
Despite Optimism, Obstacles Remain For Health CareThe federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance.
Oracle: We're Not To Blame For Cover Oregon's Failed LaunchThis assertion goes directly against what Oregon officials have told the public and independent investigators who reviewed the project: that Oracle was to blame because the tech giant's staff regularly reassured the state that the portal was almost ready, asserting that the next release of the website would work.
1.2 Million Enroll In California Health Plans California's health exchange says more than 1.2 million Californians enrolled in private insurance plans by the initial deadline earlier this week.
Covered California Sends Deaf Callers To Hotline Offering 'Hot Ladies'On the deadline to sign up for health coverage through Covered California, some hearing-impaired residents were sent to a chat line offering 'hot ladies' instead of an insurance navigator.
California Makes Final Drive For Health CoverageWhether it's a chance for a subsidy or to avoid a tax penalty, Californians are making a last-minute dash to sign up for health coverage.