Monday, June 29, 2015

Celebrating History in the Making

The U.S. Supreme Court reached two historic decisions last week. First, the high court upheld a key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. By a 6-3 vote, the court kept the financial subsidies in place for the 6.4 million people who enrolled through the federal exchange.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee Applauds Ruling By U.S. Supreme Court As ‘Common Sense’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee hailed today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that allows all eligible people who purchase health insurance through the federal exchange to receive subsidies to help them pay for their coverage.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Covered California Announces New Contracts For Marketing And Public Relations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Following a competitive bidding process, Covered California announced on Wednesday that it has awarded new contracts for marketing and public relations services over the next three to five years to help spread the word that health insurance is within reach for those who are uninsured.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Covered California Saved Consumers Tens of Millions of Dollars in Premiums in 2015 Through Innovative Data Analysis

Similar Data Analysis Is Underway for 2016 Negotiations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A new study in the journal Health Services Research found that analyzing state data on health care usage by Covered California enrollees helped demonstrate that many were healthier and presented less risk to insurance companies than anticipated, helping drive down the cost of health premiums offered through the exchange in 2015.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Covered California Highlights Rigorous Independent Study That Shows Dramatic Improvements In Health Care Access

Study Shows Covered California Customers Have the Access to Doctors They Need and Are Getting the Life-Changing Care They Deserve

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation released a study titled “Coverage Expansions and the Remaining Uninsured: A Look at California During Year One of ACA Implementation.” This rigorous, independent survey underscores the success of Covered California’s outreach to communities of color and provides hard evidence that Covered California consumers are getting the care they need, when they need it. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Numbers That Matter: Covered Lives and Care Made Truly Affordable

Over the past few years, much attention has been focused on some of Covered California “numbers” — the number enrolled, the amount spent on marketing, the number of enrollees who paid their premium, and premium rate increases, to name a few. These are important numbers that help explain the extent to which we are delivering on our promise.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Covered California Board Protects Consumers Against Skyrocketing Specialty Drug Costs To Ensure Access To Vital Medications

Covered California Works with Consumer Groups and Others to Become the First Health Exchange to Approve Rules to Help Consumers Get the Medications They Need to Fight HIV, AIDS, Diabetes, Hepatitis C and Other Chronic Conditions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California made history on Thursday when it became the first health exchange in the nation to adopt benefit design changes to improve access to high-cost specialty drugs. The Covered California Board approved the last in a series of changes, which will take effect in 2016, at its meeting on Thursday. The improvements come after months of meetings between exchange leadership and consumer organizations, stakeholders, carriers and regulators to determine what is in the best interest of all Covered California consumers.