Local Officials Continue Efforts To Get People Enrolled Through Covered California Following Judge’s ACA Ruling
Advocates and officials want to make sure Californians know that nothing has changed yet because of the ruling that found the health law to be unconstitutional. Consumers in the state have until midnight Dec. 21 to sign up for health coverage that begins Jan. 1.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Despite Obamacare Ruling, Local Health Care Advocates Encourage Enrollment In Covered California
Despite a federal judge in Texas invalidating the Affordable Care Act, county officials and local health care professionals are reminding tens of thousands of Sonoma County residents the ruling last Friday has no immediate impact on the health care program. Officials said people can still sign up for coverage through Covered California, the state’s health exchange program under the Affordable Care Act, during the current open enrollment period. Consumers have until midnight Dec. 21 to sign up for health coverage that begins Jan. 1. The federal deadline was last Friday. (Espinoza, 12/17)
Ventura County Star:
Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline After Obamacare Ruling
After a federal court ruling that leaves the future of the Affordable Care Act in limbo though coverage continues, for now, Covered California leaders are urging people to enroll in the insurance program and are giving them more time to do it. Californians who enroll in the insurance program created by the ACA through Friday will have coverage that kicks in or continues on Jan. 1. That deadline was pushed back from Dec. 15. (12/17)