The head of California’s health exchange says 900,000 people have signed up for insurance coverage so far.
Sen. Ted Gaines claiming the agency’s board violated the law a second time when it voted last November not to extend those policies after President Barack Obama made that option available.
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.
Some doctors won’t accept patients with insurance through Covered California—the state-run implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In some cases, doctors say they reimbursement rates are lower.
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.
Immigrants living in the country illegally would be able to buy health insurance through the state of California under a proposed bill.
Federal data show that California’s health exchange is more than halfway toward meetings its goal of 1.3 million people signing up for individual insurance policies by the March 31 enrollment deadline.
Officials brimmed with confidence after the agency tallied 625,000 individual or family health care enrollments through mid-January, the most of any state.
Covered California spokesman Dana Howard says all applicants go through scrutiny to make sure the counselor has changed their ways.
The Covered California website boasts its representatives undergo criminal background checks, but it doesn’t mention that they’ve hired people with rap sheets.
All are being paid from the pool of $1 billion in federal grant money the exchange has received to date.
California’s health insurance exchange is coming under heavy criticism for its lackluster efforts to sign up Latinos and for continued paperwork problems that have left some consumers in limbo.