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Covered California, a state-run program that is a part of Obamacare, gives the lie to those claiming enrollments are suffering and that it is difficult to sign up.  Not in the 36 or so states that bought into this; the citizens who are suffering most are those living in the states where the"leaders" opted out.  These Republicans are the ones making their own constituents -- who WANT the coverage -- suffer.

Here is a portion of a report by the California Hospital Association:

Covered California and DHCS Release October Enrollment Data for Health Insurance Marketplace


Covered California and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) have announced that, since Oct. 1, more than 59,000 individuals have enrolled in Covered California health insurance plans, and an estimated 370,000 individuals started applications for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act in October. Of those who started the application process, nearly 86,000 were determined to be eligible to participate in subsidized or unsubsidized coverage through Covered California, and 72,007 were determined to be likely eligible for Medi-Cal, with coverage beginning in January 2014. A complete press release is attached.

In October, 30,830 individuals, or about one thousand per day, enrolled in health care coverage through Covered California. Of those, 4,852 were subsidized enrollments (eligible for federal premium assistance and/or cost-sharing reduction) and 25,978 were non-subsidized enrollments. According to Covered California, through Nov. 12, another 29,000 individuals not only were determined to be eligible, but also selected and enrolled in their Covered California health insurance plan. In addition to releasing the enrollment figures, Covered California and DHCS released the results of surveys of those who completed the enrollment process during the last three weeks of October. Overall, nearly 70 percent of consumers who completed the survey found the application process easy to complete, and 88 percent of customers visiting the CoveredCA.com website found the information needed to choose a health plan that was right for them.

Full Report: http://www.calhospital.org/...


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