California regulators are investigating whether two giant medical insurers misled consumers about which doctors they covered under federal health care reform packages.
Officials say the number of cases has reached epidemic levels, with nearly 2,700 cases reported statewide in 2014, and the highest monthly total since 2010.
In 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.
California’s health exchange says more than 1.2 million Californians enrolled in private insurance plans by the initial deadline earlier this week.
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.
The company has made three payments of $3,700 each. Each check has been cashed by Covered California, yet no account numbers or cards have been delivered.
She couldn’t afford insurance until she and her husband bill signed up for Kaiser coverage through the health exchange. Her first mammogram in years revealed a potentially life-threatening problem that’s now been fixed.
He needs his surgery yesterday. But instead of scheduling his date, he and his wife are navigating a confusing maze of doctors and insurance plans.
Nic Gonzalez accepts the bill, but wanted to share it online so people could see the latest example of the high cost of health insurance in the United States.
Over 150,000 residents of California have successfully enrolled so far. California has more than seven million uninsured residents.
Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.
Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.