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Affordable Care Act

(CBS SF)

State Investigating Covered California Insurers After KPIX 5 Reports On Customers Not Finding Doctors

State regulators are investigating whether two large insurance companies, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California, may have broken state laws by misleading customers who signed up for their plans through Covered California.

06/20/2014

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Anthem Covered California Customer Unable To Find Nearby Doctor, Said He Was Told To Cancel Plan

For months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has been reporting that many newly-insured consumers on Covered California haven’t been able to find a doctor under their new plans. Now, even insurers are telling some they are out of luck.

05/21/2014

(CBS SF)

Insurer Admits Nearly 1,000 Doctors Wrongly Placed On Covered California Provider List

Two months after KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch first reported about some doctors listed on the Covered California exchange were actually not accepting the plans, insurer Anthem Blue Cross admitted that nearly 1,000 doctors were erroneously listed.

04/21/2014

(CBS SF)

ConsumerWatch: Some Covered California Patients Say They Can’t See A Doctor

While open enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many of the newly insured are finding they can’t find doctors, landing them into a state described as “medical homelessness.”

04/18/2014

(CBS SF)

California Health Care Enrollment Exceeds Expectations

A late surge of sign-ups pushed California’s health insurance exchange nearly 100,000 enrollees beyond the original projections of the Obama administration.

04/17/2014

(CBS SF)

Report: State Improved Covered California Enrollment As Process Moved Along

A new report on Covered California’s first enrollment period points out some of the much publicized problems, but also gave the state’s healthcare exchange some positive grades.

04/16/2014

(CBS)

Nonprofit Insurers Lag In Covered California Exchange

Small nonprofits offering insurance plans on California’s health care exchange are lagging well behind major insurers in sign-ups, potentially undermining a key goal of the federal Affordable Care Act, which sought to drive down costs by increasing competition.

04/02/2014

(CBS SF)

Some Bay Area Residents Refuse To Sign Up For Insurance, Will Pay Penalty

Despite an extended deadline to sign up for health care under Covered California, some in the Bay Area are choosing to pay a penalty instead of insurance because of the cost.

04/01/2014

(CBS SF)

Covered California Enrollment Deadline Pushed Back 2 Weeks Due To High Volume

Late in the day, as it became apparent that some consumers could not even begin their application process, Covered California announced a new policy that effectively extends the sign-up deadline for two weeks.

03/31/2014

(Covered California)

Monday Deadline To Begin Applying For Covered California, Must Be Finished By April 15th

There’s no extension of the deadline to sign up for Covered California, but people who start their applications by Monday will have until April 15th to finish the process.

03/26/2014

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