Health insurers are relying on a narrower list of health provider networks because, under health reform, they compete on price and can’t vary copayments or deductibles. As a result, insurers eliminate medical providers who can’t meet their cost expectations, Center Director Gerald Kominski said in a California Healthline story. But the backlash against narrow … [ Read full post ]
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About a million Californians who have health coverage not purchased on the state exchange could have their premium increases kept in check with the passage of Proposition 45, said Dylan Roby, the director of the Center’s Health Economics and Evaluation program, in a Capital Public Radio report. But Covered California, which negotiates its … [ Read full post ]
After initial glitches, the Covered California health enrollment website was a big success, the Center’s Gerald Kominski said in a recent webinar, and the “Shop and Compare” tool was “particularly useful.” A change he’d like to see: an easier way to set up an online account, which was “frustrating and unnecessarily time-consuming.”
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In Orange County, 131,804 people enrolled in Covered California health plans – nearly triple the baseline forecast by the state exchange, according to an Orange County Register story. People “were very pragmatic and put politics aside” in the conservative-leaning county, said the Center’s Shana Alex Lavarreda.
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