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Some on Covered California surprised to find they’ve been dropped
Sacramento Bee

It wasn’t until a doctor ordered medical tests for Adriana Vitale that she discovered her Covered California coverage had disappeared.

“I was shocked. I was crying. I was depressed,” said Vitale, 61, of Downey. Her insurance had been dropped, even though she had paid all her premiums on time.

She’s not the only one. A number of people who have signed up for Covered California coverage have been dumped from their plans unexpectedly, without explanation – even though their premium payments were up to date.

Others were shifted into Medi-Cal without approval or consent. They found out after the fact. It’s been a persistent, but apparently unquantified problem, since 2014.