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Reported 32 Percent of Covered California Enrollees ‘Invincibles’

Reported 32 Percent of Covered California Enrollees ‘Invincibles’

Proponents of the Affordable Care Act have touted the sheer numbers of those enrolling in health plans offered on both the federal and statewide exchanges, which nationally reached more than 7 million and in California reached over 1.2 million — both above stated goals.  But as details of those who enroll become clearer in the coming weeks, [...]

Health Coverage Enrollment Deadline Fast Approaching

Health Coverage Enrollment Deadline Fast Approaching

Open enrollment in Covered California, the state health insurance marketplace, ends on Monday, March 31. With just a week left to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, organizations charged with assisting families and individuals to enroll in health insurance are stepping up their efforts to help those who have not already [...]

The CARE Act: A New GOP Approach or Missed Opportunity?

The CARE Act: A New GOP Approach or Missed Opportunity?

On its face, the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility and Empowerment Act, or CARE Act, feels different than the other plans offered by the GOP. Yes, the proposal guts many of the ACA's major provisions. It would repeal the ACA's individual mandate, employer mandate and minimum coverage requirements, among other things. However, unlike [...]

Children Benefit as California Leads the Way Enrolling Families in Health Coverage

Children Benefit as California Leads the Way Enrolling Families in Health Coverage

March 31 marks the end of open enrollment for 2014 coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but many Californians aren't waiting until the deadline to sign up for health coverage. In fact, California continues to lead the way in embracing and implementing health care reform, and the state's school community is helping to spread the word and [...]

Three Overlooked Health Care Reform Stories of 2013

Three Overlooked Health Care Reform Stories of 2013

Media coverage of the Affordable Care Act reached a new high in 2013, as state and federal officials scrambled to move the final pieces of the law into place and health policy analysts struggled to forecast the triumphs and pitfalls of the overhaul. As a result, some ACA-related news stories received far more attention than warranted according to [...]

Obamacare: New Year Ushers in Huge Changes in US Healthcare

Obamacare: New Year Ushers in Huge Changes in US Healthcare

New Year's ushers in some of the most significant changes in health care imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which President Obama signed into law on March 23, 2010.  In each year since then, portions of the law have taken effect.  The changes for 2014 include a  host of new consumer protections, as well as the requirement that [...]

Geography To Play Bigger Role in CA Health Costs

Geography To Play Bigger Role in CA Health Costs

Geography in California is expected to play a larger role in the cost of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Under the ACA, insurers no longer can deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions or place lifetime limits on medical care. They also cannot charge older policyholders more than three times what younger enrollees [...]