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4.1 Million in ACA Coverage in CA

Covered California announced the final enrollment tally for the first open enrollment period today: Nearly 1.4 million people enrolled in private plans through Covered California, 1.9 million enrolled in Medi-Cal, and an additional 800,000 people are pending enrollment in Medi-Cal. The total number of people enrolled in coverage thanks to […] more

7.5 Million People Insured, But Will They Stay Insured?

  Does our success with enrolling Americans into state and federal health exchanges prove the actual success of the health care law? According to Julie Rovner with NPR, there are bigger questions to ask before we can give a true answer to this question. Before judging the success of Obamacare, […] more

Enrollment Numbers Get an Unexpected Boost

The Affordable Care Act’s Exchanges were deemed a success with the enrollment of 7.5 million individuals, a figure that surpassed initial projections. However, these numbers only include individuals that purchased insurance through federal and state health exchanges, and it does not distinguish between the already insured and the newly insured. […] more

Obamacare exceeds projections once again

Obamacare continues to exceed expectations. In a report released today, the Congressional Budget Office projected even lower net costs to the federal government than was projected last month. New projections put net costs at $36 billion for 2014 and $1,383 billion over a ten-year period (2015-2024); $104 billion less than […] more

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

I think we should remember Secretary Sebelius for her results: over 7.5 million enrolled in the Exchanges in the first six months, coverage for young adults through their parents, very slow rise in health care costs, extending the viability and improving the performance of Medicare, and the beginnings of transparency […] more

Congratulations, Californians

It appears as if we have at least 3.2 million newly enrolled in Medi-Cal (2 million) and Covered California (1.2 million). Another 500,000 Californians began their applications before the March 31 deadline and have until April 15 to complete them. These are phenomenal numbers in just six months. And nationally, […] more

Over 7 Million Enrolled in Exchanges

In case you haven’t heard, 7.04 million individuals enrolled in plans through the Exchanges upon the close of open enrollment on Monday. This figure exceeds the Congressional Budget Office’s projections (both the original and revised) and has been widely touted as an indicator of success of the ACA. In California, […] more

Birthday gif(t)s

Happy belated fourth birthday, ACA. We totally didn’t forget. Apologies for not mentioning it earlier, but everyone is a little busy right now. If not, they should be. more

Covered CA March Board Meeting: 1 Million Enrolled

Covered California Board meetings have been fairly low key lately, focusing on enrollment updates in lieu of policy decisions. The big news to brag about from this month: more than 1 million people have enrolled in Covered California plans, as of March 14. Nationally, more than 5 million people have […] more

The Final Countdown: Can We Enroll 7 Million?

It’s that time again – we’ve got data on California’s enrollment through the end of February. A total of 868,936 people have enrolled in Covered California, with 88% receiving premium assistance. In Medi-Cal, 1,136,000 individuals were determined eligible, a figure that does not include the 823,000 who were enrolled in […] more