In voting 5-0, Covered California board members said allowing the older polices to continue would undermine the new insurance marketplaces.
Covered California opened its doors up and down the state Saturday in an outreach effort to get more people signed up with the health insurance exchange.
California authorities have shuttered several web sites they say misled consumers into thinking they were affiliated with the state’s official insurance marketplace.
California’s new health insurance exchange tentatively enrolled 35,000 people during its first month of operation, a fraction of the eventual goal in the state with the nation’s largest uninsured population, federal health officials said Wednesday.
The Covered California website will be shut down next week.
California has been rough with glitches on the website since day one.
New numbers out on Tuesday show there have been nearly 1 million visitors to its website, nearly 60,000 phone calls, and more than 16,000 applications processed.
Mayor Kevin Johnson will make an announcement this morning about the Affordable Care Act.
Online enrollment is available for California’s new health insurance exchange after technical glitches on the system’s opening day forced overnight upgrades.
CBS13 sat down with Debra Bunker on the first day of Covered California enrollment to see how things would go. When she called, the phone prompt said it would take at least half an hour. We waited longer than that.
The Affordable Care Act kicked off in California on Tuesday, and almost immediately a call center set up to handle questions was inundated with calls.
Following the passage of the national health care reform, California created Covered California, an agency or exchange to help implement the new law. Beginning in 2014, Covered California will offer plans to help individuals and small […]