‘We’re Pounding The Drum’: Despite Federal Cuts, Covered California’s Outreach Efforts Going Strong
Last year Covered California spent $100 million on marketing. This year it has allocated $111 million.
Capital Public Radio:
Covered California's Outreach Budget Is Huge, Despite Federal Cuts
Covered California director Peter Lee says educating people about their options is especially important now, given the threats from the federal government to shut exchanges down. ... Last year his organization spent $100 million on marketing. This year they’ve allocated $111 million. (Caiola, 11/3)
The Bakersfield Californian:
Don't Worry, Healthcare Leaders Say, Insurance Market In California 'Rock Solid'
Despite widespread worry that an unstable health insurance marketplace could lead to skyrocketing premiums amid Republican plans to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, state healthcare leaders say California is largely shielded from the challenges 36 other states have been weathering. Elsewhere, enrollment windows have been diminished to just 45 days, subsidies are withering, and President Donald J. Trump, who has vowed to kill Barack Obama’s signature healthcare bill, has slashed funding to advertise enrollment periods. In California, subsidies still exist, and the enrollment window remains in place until Jan. 31, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said this week, dispelling what he describes as “myths” about the market that are true for many states but not California. (Pierce and Luiz, 11/4)