After KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch revealed confusion over which physicians are accepting patients under Covered California, some doctors who did not want to accept patients on the exchange said they were surprised to find out they were on the exchange’s list of providers.
Officials with California’s health insurance exchange Tuesday said about 625,000 people have signed up for an individual or family policy under the federal health care reforms, but enrollments for Latinos and younger people continue to lag expectations.
Covered California says on its website that health coverage will continue to take effect on Jan. 1 but the payment deadline has been extended to prevent consumers from feeling rushed to pay recently received invoices.
Over 150,000 residents of California have successfully enrolled so far. California has more than seven million uninsured residents.
Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.
Representatives with the state’s health care exchange, Covered California, are holding a number of events at Bay Area libraries helping people enroll over the next two weeks.
With a deadline approaching for Californians to apply for health insurance in order to be covered beginning January 1st, KPIX 5 is helping you get the answers you need on health care.
Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.
The board overseeing California’s health insurance exchange has voted to stick with its current approach of phasing out by year’s end health insurance policies that do not meet current benefit requirements.
Initial enrollees in California’s online health insurance marketplace are trending older, according to a report released Thursday that provides the first detailed look at those who are seeking policies under the Affordable Care Act.