Author: Marina Acosta

Covered California August Board Meeting

August 24, 2016

After a month-long break, the Covered California Board reconvened for its monthly meeting on August 18, 2016. Covered California provided updates on media coverage and enrollment numbers for Covered California for Small Business (CCSB). Board members approved readoption of the requirements…

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7 Things to know about Covered California’s §1332 Draft

August 16, 2016

On August 5, 2016, Covered California released a draft of California’s proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 1332 waiver to permit undocumented immigrants to buy health insurance on the State’s Exchange, albeit without federal subsidies. Here are 7 things to know from the…

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Covered California June 2016 Board Meeting

June 27, 2016

Covered California board members met on June 16, 2016. Executive Director Peter Lee updated board members on the Section 1332 State Innovation waiver and Covered California for Small Business enrollment numbers. Board members also approved a revised Covered California $320 million…

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In the Lead-up to Medi-Cal for Undocumented Children, California’s Community Health Centers Weigh-In

June 7, 2016

California’s community clinics and health centers (CCHCs) highlight early challenges and successes in enrolling eligible children in a recent issue brief by Pacific Health Consulting Group (PHCG) with support from the Blue Shield of California Foundation. (more…)

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Covered California May 2016 Board Meeting

May 23, 2016

The Covered California Board of Directors met on May 12, 2016 in Sacramento. Covered California presented their proposed 2016-17 budget and associated program changes, including a health plan assessment level of 4% for the individual market and 5.2% for the small business market,…

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Coverage for All Children Approaches: Health4All Kids Webinar Breaks It Down

April 29, 2016

The Children’s Partnership joined with partner organizations (see Figure 1 below) to host a “Health4All Kids” webinar on the upcoming Medi-Cal coverage expansion for undocumented children. The webinar highlighted key facts about the expansion, the implementation process, the…

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Covered California April 2016 Board Meeting

April 20, 2016

The Covered California Board of Directors met on April 7, 2016 in Sacramento. The agenda included Covered California’s analysis and recommendations for a Section 1332 Affordable Care Act (ACA) waiver in California, proposed revisions to Covered California’s qualified health plan…

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Hospital Data – OSHPD 2014

April 6, 2016

Below are detailed excel sheets of the 2014 Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) hospital utilization and financial data. As 2014 marks the start of ACA implementation, the data is a good measure of the changes that took place as a result of the law. Hospitals were…

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Covered California January and February 2016 Board Meetings

February 24, 2016

Summary of 3rd Open Enrollment Open enrollment 3 (OE3) closed Sunday, January 31, 2016. Executive Director, Peter Lee, reported that 439,392 new signups occurred through February 6, 2016. Data from this third enrollment shows that consumers are shopping around and that the health…

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Love and the Health Plans: MCO Tax Proposal Imminent with Details to Follow

February 11, 2016

Love is in the air and the largest health plan association is not immune. Several media outlets are reporting that a new Managed Care Organization (MCO) tax is getting support from the California Association of Health Plans. Details of the new plan are not yet released, but it seems…

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