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Income Checks Knocking Californians From Health Care Plans To Medi-Cal

Some 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.

09/09/2014

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Health Overhaul Benefits Take Effect With New Near

Administration officials say 2.1 million consumers have enrolled through the federal and state-run health insurance exchanges.

01/02/2014

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Covered California Pitching Health Care To College Students

Supporters and detractors of the Affordable Care Act are fixating on so-called “young invincibles,” generally healthy adults in their 20s and 30s who don’t rack up large medical bills.

12/15/2013

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Covered California Enrollment Numbers Still Lower Than Expected

More people are signing up for the new affordable care act, but it’s still not enough, say those behind the program.

12/14/2013

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Covered California Won’t Extend Insurance Deadline, Saying It Would Undermine Market

In voting 5-0, Covered California board members said allowing the older polices to continue would undermine the new insurance marketplaces.

11/21/2013

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Calif. Healthcare Exchange To Provide Details On Enrollees

California’s health insurance exchange is set to provide the first detailed information about the roughly 60,000 people who have signed up for coverage since open enrollment under the federal health care reforms began Oct. 1.

11/21/2013

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Stats Show Health Exchanges Slow To Attract Young, Healthy Americans

Fears that insurance exchanges that are the linchpin of President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul wouldn’t attract the young, healthy people needed to make them financially viable are being heightened by the early results of signups in several states.

11/15/2013

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Report: 1.9 Million People May Qualify For Health Care Tax Credit

The report released Tuesday estimates that 17.2 million people nationwide who do not have insurance or buy insurance on their own could be eligible.

11/04/2013

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Covered California Processes More Than 16,000 Applications In First Week

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.

10/08/2013

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Covered California Reports 5 Million Page Views, More Than 500,000 Visitors On Day 1

In addition, the state’s service centers in Concord and the Sacramento suburb of Rancho Cordova received 19,000 telephone calls Tuesday. A third service center will open in Fresno sometime in November.

10/03/2013

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Health Care Reform Call Center Will Help Answer Yuba County Residents’ Questions

Across the country call centers are being set up to help ready people for when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, goes into effect next year.

03/27/2013

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ObamaCare 101: Separating Fact From Fiction

What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.

02/28/2013