Covered California


States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage. The federal Centers for Medicare […]



Feds: California health exchange lags on verifying

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s marketplace for buying individual health insurance often failed to verify important personal information and resolve discrepancies in applications, a critical process in determining if people are eligible for taxpayer subsidies, […]


Final enrollment push for Covered California

It’s not too late to sign up for Obamacare, but you’ll need to act fast. Hospitals across the Southland are making a big push to help those who need to sign up for the affordable […]


A waiting area is filled with applicants waiting to be called during a health care enrollment event at the Bay Area Rescue Mission, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Deadline brings high interest for health insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack […]


SEIU-UHW worker Kathy Santana, left , assists Ruben Tares, 27, during a health care enrollment event at SEIU-UHW office, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Commerce, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Mad dash for health care sign-ups on deadline day

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of last-minute applicants rushed to sign up for health insurance on Monday, deadline day for President Barack Obama’s health care law, with more than 100,000 people at a time using […]


Healthcare union to hold Obamacare ‘Enroll-A-Thon’ in Commerce

COMMERCE (CNS) – Activists with a healthcare union will hold an “enroll- a-thon” for people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act or MediCal today — the last day to do so to avoid […]


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Monday is the deadline for health law sign-up

The 6-month open enrollment period under Obamacare comes to an end today, and while it had a very rocky start, the administration is coming very close to its original goal. Phil and Penny spoke with NBC’s […]



Money 101: Landlord/tenant questions, plus the Covered Calif. deadline

Money 101 with Bob McCormick gives you the information you can use to help you with your personal finances: Make more money, save money and when it’s time to spend it, how to get the […]


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No extended enrollment deadline for Covered California

Trying to avoid sending thousands away empty-handed, the Obama administration has announced that people who started applying for health insurance but aren’t able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time. […]


Health center opens in South Los Angeles

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Angelenos were reminded of a March 31 deadline to enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, during the opening today of a wellness center in South Los Angeles […]


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The deadline looms for Covered California

The March 31 deadline is quickly approaching for Obamacare open enrollment and if the administration is to reach it’s goal of signing up 6 million people by then, it’ll have to get help from some […]


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Steady enrollment for Covered California

Covered California is getting ready for a 2-week push to get more Latinos and young people signed up for private insurance through the health care exchange. Phil and Penny discussed details on the new updated […]