Month: November 2017

The Clock is Ticking – Will Congress Act Before 1.3 Million Children and Pregnant Women Lose Coverage in California?

November 29, 2017

Congress allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire on September 30, 2017, putting in jeopardy coverage for approximately 1.3 million children and pregnant women in California. CHIP is a health coverage program for low- and moderate-income children and pregnant…

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House Bill Sets the Stage to Reauthorize Key Safety-Net Programs

November 7, 2017

By not acting before October 1 of this year, Congress allowed two critical health care safety net programs to expire. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage for low- and moderate-income children and pregnant women. The federal 330 Health Center Grant…

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One of these things is not like the others – Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment underway in California

November 4, 2017

Open enrollment for 2018 individual coverage through California’s ACA exchange, Covered California, (and in the non-exchange individual market) began November 1, 2017 and extends through January 31, 2018. This open enrollment period comes at a time of uncertainty about the future…

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