Yesterday, Covered California, which enrolls 1.4 million Californians in health coverage, announced that rates for the 2019 plan year will increase by an average of 8.7%. At least 40% (or 3.5% of the increase) is caused by the Trump Administration and Congress’ actions that have destabilized our health care system, such as the elimination of […] Read More
Covered California is open for business! Today, Covered California will begin open enrollment for around 1.4 million Californians, who will be able to choose among eleven health plans regardless of pre-existing conditions and get financial assistance to afford health coverage. California’s open enrollment will remain a 90-day period (ending on January 31, 2017), even as […] Read More
California policymakers, regulators, and advocates are being forced to take extraordinary steps to protect patients and our health system from sabotage by the Trump Administration. The latest and most shocking administrative attack was last night’s announcement that the White House is withholding funding for cost-sharing reductions (CSRs), payments which have already been budgeted and contracted […] Read More
Today we are quoted in Breitbart, the President’s favorite source for news, in a story about two health care bills that Health Access either sponsored or was the main supporter. Since we know something about the subject, we humbly offer this fact-check of the article. It’s almost impressive how the article is mistaken and/or misleading in […] Read More
Governor Jerry Brown has signed two important health consumer protection bills, SB 133 (Hernandez) and AB 156 (Wood), aimed at protecting the 2 million Californians who purchase health care on the individual market from the Trump Administration’s attempts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, inject uncertainty into the marketplace, disrupt people’s health care and make […] Read More
SB 133 protects consumers’ continuity of care
Yesterday, Covered California, which enrolls 1.4 million Californians, announced that all 11 health plans will continue to participate in 2018 and unveiled the rates for next year. Overall, California’s marketplace remains stable despite constant federal attacks on the health system.
“This is not about politics or Obamacare, it’s about doing the right thing and protecting people’s health.”
Due to a surge of enrollment, Covered California extended the deadline for enrolling in health plans that would start January 1, 2017. Consumer advocates urge Californians to sign up for coverage, then to be active in the political debate and action around whether to repeal or replace those benefits.
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