California

  • Exchanges: California will run a state-based exchange.
  • Medicaid Expansion: California supports Medicaid expansion and the legislation authorizing it has been signed into law.
  • Medicare Advantage Enrollment: California currently has 1,965,175  seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage, or about 38% of all Medicare beneficiaries.

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NEWS OF NOTE

» Los Angeles Times – Healthcare law could raise premiums 30% for some Californians
» Contra Costa Times – California’s subsidized health insurance ‘marketplace’ takes shape
» Sacramento Bee – California Health Exchange Seeks to Make Buying Insurance a Breeze
» Governor Brown Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling (press release)
» UC Berkeley and UCLA – Estimates for Exchange Enrollment
» Los Angeles Times – California Health Insurance Exchange Awards Operational Contract
» The Sacramento Bee – Jerry Brown orders task force on Californians’ health care
» Huffington Post – President’s Affordable Care Act Has Been ‘Lifesaving’ for Golden State
» San Francisco Chronicle – California Health Insurance Exchange Moving Ahead

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Orange County Register Editorial: Younger Americans May Opt Out of Health Care Coverage

An Orange County Register editorial opines that many young Americans, when faced with the choice of buying health insurance or paying a penalty, may opt not to purchase coverage. Continue reading

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