The state is ramping up advertising and marketing efforts in the final month of open enrollment for health insurance to minimize the estimated 1 million Californians who will face tax penalties for staying uninsured, exchange officials announced Tuesday.
Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.
Young adults 19-34 years of age represent the group most likely to be uninsured. More than three-quarters of uninsured Americans come from working families.
The federal government has approved California’s plan to run its own health insurance market, a milestone in the state’s effort to meet the national health care reform law.
Now that the Affordable Care Act has been ruled on by the highest court in the land, participation in the health insurance program is the next hurdle for proponents. And, it stands to reason that the medical community will have a lot to say to state officials across the nation who are thinking of “opting out.”
After Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, several million Californians could be among the first in the nation to qualify for government subsidized insurance because of state efforts.
A little known state program that offers low cost car insurance to low-income California drivers just got cheaper.
Political pressure is mounting on Governor Jerry Brown to sign a bill authored by State Sen. Loni Hancock that would benefit the cash-strapped Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo.
Thousands of people looking for health services made their way to the Oakland Coliseum for a free four-day health clinic.
Services expected to be performed during the weekend event included dental cleanings, filling and extractions, eye exams and preparation and delivery of glasses, breast exams and diabetes screenings.