Medical groups team with Covered California to promote health insurance

California health insurance

Medical groups to work with state’s insurance exchange to promote coverage among consumers Medical groups are joining forces to promote health insurance coverage in California. The California Medical Association, along with various physician, hospital, and pharmaceutical groups, has partnered with Covered California, the state’s insurance exchange. Together, the groups will be encouraging consumers to enroll in the exchange and receive the insurance coverage that they need. The exchange’s open enrollment period began last month and will run through February 2015. Covered California aims to enroll 500,000 people during current enrollment…

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California legislators debate on new health care plan that could expand insurance coverage

California lawmakers are considering a new health insurance system that will help people obtain coverage they could not afford otherwise. Called the Basic Health Program, the initiative is designed with lower-income households in mind. The program is meant to serve a stepping stone between Medicaid and private insurance plans by offering alternatives to expensive coverage plans offered by most insurance companies. Legislators are currently examining the benefits such a program would have for state residents and how those benefits would affect the state’s insurance industry. Many families in California cannot…

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California to receive over $38 million to create state insurance exchange

The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Friday, August 12, 2011, that California would be receiving over $38 million from the $185 in total funds that were being distributed among 13 states and Washington D.C., in order to assist with the development of state health insurance exchanges which are required under the nationwide health reform laws that went into place last year. On the same day, the Department of the Treasury, in conjunction with the HHS, issued the proposed rules that the states would need to follow for…

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