Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment Begins SaturdayResidents who want health insurance through Covered California can start signing up for the service on Saturday, San Mateo County officials said Thursday.
What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?
Patients Racking Up Medical Bills Despite Affordable Care ActEven people with health insurance can still rack up significant medical debt, particularly if they get a serious illness. Now, a new service from Nerdwallet is helping steer individuals with outstanding medical debt to medical billing experts, who can help reduce those bills.
Stanford Hospital Cancels Anthem Blue Cross Contract After Dispute, Thousands Without Coverage Some 10,000 Anthem Blue Cross members are no longer covered at Stanford Health Care Hospital because of a contract dispute the where the hospital abruptly cancelled the Anthem's contract.
Covered California Announces Modest Rate Hikes For 2015Officials with Covered California announced on Wednesday that ten insurance companies will offer plans through the state’s health insurance exchange next year. Average premium rates, however, will also increase.
Gov. Brown Signs Spending Plan That Expands Medi-Cal While Continuing Budget CutsGov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that accommodates an influx of uninsured residents into Medi-Cal yet leaves in place a 10 percent recession-era cut to most doctors, dentists and other health care providers who treat Medi-Cal patients.
ConsumerWatch: Some Covered California Patients Say They Can't See A DoctorWhile 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.”
Monday Deadline To Begin Applying For Covered California, Must Be Finished By April 15thThere’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.
Covered California Blows Past Enrollment Goals— Uninsured Face Monday DeadlineWith less than a week to go from its Monday deadline, Covered California has blown past its enrollment goals for the new health insurance program, according to officials.
Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
Does My Health Insurance Work Outside Of The United States?Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.
Who Can I Contact With Problems About My Insurer?Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers have the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance company.
Larry Magid: Online Service Simplifies Covered California OptionsKCBS' Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains how Stride Health is aiming to make it easier for the uninsured to pick out a Covered California health insurance policy.
What Should I Do If My Insurer Denies A Claim?If your insurer denies a claim, you have two options for appeal: internally with the insurance company and externally with the government.
Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.