A few months ago, we mentioned that Covered California
was hoping to enroll millions more during this Open Enrollment Period.
Are you one that is still looking for coverage?
Or, perhaps you have coverage but can’t find a doctor to care for you?
Both of these issues are currently being addressed, at least according to
an article in the Sacramento Business Journal states that:
“Covered California has enlisted 14 trade groups — including the California Medical Association and California Hospital Association — to urge health providers to promote health insurance during open enrollment for the state health benefit exchange.
“This means more than 100,000 providers and 400 hospitals will receive materials to get the word out to patients that open enrollment is underway and it’s time to sign up for coverage in 2015. The window opened Nov. 15 and ends Feb. 15, 2015. Those who enroll by Dec. 15 will be covered starting Jan. 1.
“This is a truly historic initiative,” Covered California executive director Peter Lee said at a Southern California news conference Tuesday. “More than a dozen leading associations have committed to reaching out to all their members with the message that the Affordable Care Act is not just about coverage, but getting the care they need.”
“Participating doctors, pharmacists, hospitals and medical groups are urged to promote enrollment and to display “I’m In” placards in their offices so prospective patients and family members will know they accept insurance plans offered through Covered California.
“An estimated 3.2 million Californians without insurance remain eligible for coverage through the exchange. Covered California enrolled about 1.2 million in the individual exchange this year. The program hopes to add 500,000 more in 2015. Another 2.2 million Californians signed up for Medi-Cal this year. Combined, these figures cut the number of uninsured people in California in half.”
Have you seen an “I’m In” placard in your doctor’s office?
We haven’t, so if you do, please take a photo of it and share it with us.
We found this image of a billboard, but we’re betting doctors aren’t posting billboards in their windows….
Do you still know folks that are struggling with finding coverage, and/or a doctor to see them?
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