Affordable Care Act

Poll: Californians Increasingly Back Medi-Cal For ImmigrantsCalifornians increasingly support extending public health care services to immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to new survey results released Wednesday.
How The Affordable Healthcare Act Affects Tax FilingLearn how the Affordable Healthcare Act, and whether or not you have insurance, will impact the way you do taxes this year.
Cover Oregon Shutdown Leads To 62 Layoffs After Exchange Never Got Off GroundCover Oregon executive director Aaron Patnode told the agency that layoffs will occur in March and April. Most employees being let go work in customer service.
Health Care Sticker Shock: Tax Refunds Could Be Taken To Make Up For Low Income EstimatesCovered California enrollees who underestimated their income when signing up for California’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act may be hit with sticker shock when tax season rolls around.
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.
Covered California Insurance Signups Outpacing Last Year's Enrollment NumbersAccording to Covered California, 11,357 consumers selected an insurance plan in the first four days of the second round of open enrollment that began Tuesday. Last year, when technical glitches and paperwork confusion marred the opening of the exchanges nationwide, it took 15 days to reach 11,000 plan selections.
What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?
Income Checks Knocking Californians From Health Care Plans To Medi-CalSome Californians who purchased individual health coverage through the state's insurance exchange are suddenly being dropped or transferred to Medi-Cal, the state Medicaid program for the poor that fewer doctors and providers accept.
State Says Insurers Must Cover Elective AbortionsHealth insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.
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.
Obama Takes Humorous Jabs At Health Care Stumble Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night - not even his own health care plan.
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