Covered California Needs ‘Near-Miraculous’ Enrollment Spike This Week, Editorial Argues
An Orange County Register editorial argues that the April 30 deadline for Covered California's special open enrollment period "just might prove to be the tipping point" for the exchange "because this is the year Covered California is supposed to become completely self-sustaining." The editorial cites an Avalere Health study that found Covered California enrollment grew by just 1% for 2015 and retained just 65% of previous enrollees. The editorial states that only "another near-miraculous, 11th-hour spike in enrollments enabling [Covered California Executive Director Peter] Lee to claim a successful enrollment period."
- "Red Ink Could Kill Covered California" (Orange County Register, 4/26).