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Health Care Reform

(CBS SF)

Bay Area Family Satisfied With Covered California, Location May Play Role

For months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has investigated dozens of complaints from people on Covered California. A Contra Costa County family describes their positive experience on the insurance exchange.

07/09/2014

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Pelosi Pushes Bill Prohibiting Employers From Denying Contraception Benefits Over Religious Beliefs

House Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi has offered her support for a bill introduced by two Democratic lawmakers that would prohibit for-profit employers from using religious beliefs to deny employees coverage of contraception.

07/09/2014

(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

(CBS SF)

Covered California Reports More Than 728,000 Signups

California’s health exchange is more than halfway toward meeting its original projection of 1.3 million sign-ups for individual insurance policies by the March 31 enrollment deadline, according to federal data released Wednesday.

02/12/2014

(CBS SF)

625K Enroll In Covered California, Signups Among Young Below Expectations

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.

01/21/2014

(CBS SF)

Covered California Reminds Enrollees To Make Payments

With its first major deadline in the past, California’s health insurance exchange is urging the thousands of people who enrolled for coverage to take the next step and pay for it.

12/27/2013

(CBS SF)

Covered California Health Care Grace Period Ends Friday

Monday was the deadline to apply for health coverage beginning with the new year, but it was extended until Friday for those who had already started the process.

12/26/2013

(Covered California)

Grace Period For Covered California Signups To End Friday

Friday will be the end of the grace period to get health insurance starting Jan. 1 for consumers who were frustrated in their attempts to sign up by Monday’s deadline.

12/24/2013

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