Health Care Reform

Medi-cal

Advocates Sue State Over Massive Medi-Cal Backlog, Low-Income Residents Waiting Months

Advocates have filed suit against the state, saying hundreds of thousands of low-income Californians are being denied medical care because of a huge backlog of Medi-Cal applications.

09/19/2014

Chicago Cubs ground crew members struggle to get the tarp on the field as rain falls during the fifth inning of the Chicago Cubs game against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on August 19, 2014 in Chicago. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Had Smaller Grounds Crew In ‘TarpGate’ Game Vs. Giants, May Have Tried To Skirt Obamacare

The Chicago Cubs had fewer grounds crew members during Tuesday night’s so-called “Tarp Gate” game against the San Francisco Giants. A newspaper reported that the team recently reorganized staffing to possibly skirt insurance requirements under Obamacare.

08/22/2014

(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

Birth control pills. (Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

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

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