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Thousands of consumers have faced higher-than-expected premiums or lost their tax credits, at least temporarily, because of errors by the state’s health insurance exchange.
On Jan. 12, California Healthline Senior Correspondent Emily Bazar hosted a Twitter chat to discuss Covered California’s Open Enrollment period for 2017.
Errors by the state health insurance exchange have complicated enrollment for thousands of Californians. Here are some tips to straighten out your coverage.
California and other states could continue to cover people under the ACA or create new approaches, according to a bill introduced Monday. Many Democrats fear such state options won’t draw enough federal funding and will fragment coverage nationwide.
State lawmaker says he was worried the Trump Administration would use information on those who purchased plans to try and deport them.
The thought of losing California’s Obamacare gains is “somewhere between nauseating and mind blowing,” says Robert K. Ross, CEO of the California Endowment.
Covered California sent the wrong subsidy information to insurers, who charged most consumers less than they really owed. Now they have to pay up.
Due to an error by the exchange, many of them didn’t know they needed to give permission to have their income verified. But Covered California says it will reinstate the tax credits for those who give their consent.
One Health Affairs study published Monday shows many consumers with Covered California health plans limited their rate hikes by choosing lower cost plans. But a second study suggests many passed up financial help because they chose the wrong type of plan.
California Healthline’s Emily Bazar talks repeal, immigrant health coverage and Medi-Cal with Valley Public Radio.