California health consumer advocates say medical bills are still a problem for people under the Affordable Care Act. As Capital Public Radio's Pauline Bartolone tells us, they've introduced a package of bills intended to make medical expenses more manageable.
Covered California -- the state's "Obamacare" health insurance exchange -- is in the process of setting prescription drug benefits for health insurance plans in its 2016 marketplace. As Capital Public Radio's Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone learned, the health planes will base next year's premiums partly on that formula.
Even though there is a shortage of adequate subsidized health insurance policies for many people in rural areas of Northern and Central California, Covered California -- the state's "Obamacare" subsidized health insurance program -- chose not to accept the application of an insurance company that would have helped expand insurance choices. Capital Public Radio's Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone reports.
So far, the pace of enrollment in Covered California -- the state's health insurance exchange-- is progressing at a faster rate than last year. But Covered California officials say there are still a lot of Californians who are eligible but who haven't enrolled. Capitol Public Radio Network's Katie Orr reports.