Nation’s Eyes on California’s ACA Implementation
California's effectiveness in enrolling individuals in health plans through its new health insurance exchange will be an important test for the Affordable Care Act, given the state's size and high rate of uninsured residents. California was the first of 16 states and the District of Columbia to set up its own health insurance marketplace, called Covered California. The exchange hopes to enroll up to 1.4 million individuals by 2015.
- "Obamacare in California: A Key Test, and 'People Will Be Watching'" (Schmit, USA Today, 8/13).