On Oct. 15, Covered California
launched open enrollment for the 2020 coverage year, with
restoration of the individual mandate and the new state subsidy
program for middle-income Californians who previously did not
qualify for financial help because their income exceeded federal
Covered California is seeking stakeholder feedback on its efforts
to promote accountability and support delivery system
improvements. In a recently released request
for information, Covered California solicits questions and
suggestions in four key areas.
submitted comments on Covered California’s draft Options
to Improve Affordability in California’s Health Insurance
Market. In the letter, CHA reiterates its readiness to
partner with Covered California and the Legislature to build upon
the Affordable Care Act by implementing premium and cost-sharing
subsidies, an individual mandate and penalty, and reinsurance.
study by researchers at University of California,
Berkeley and University of California, Los Angeles projects
up to 4.4 million Californians could be uninsured in 2023 because
of the federal law removing the Affordable care Act’s (ACA)
individual mandate penalty beginning in 2019.