Despite the many successes seen under the implementation of Obamacare, recent information shows that thousands of Americans are still awaiting coverage. Under the California Health Insurance Exchange, and comparable exchanges for other states, some consumers “picked a private health plan and paid their premiums only to learn recently that they aren’t insured.” While the number of consumers experiencing coverage issues seems to be quite minimal, this still leaves major concerns for those without coverage due to enrollment problems.
Click here to read the full article by Stephanie Armour for Wall Street Journal.
Reports this week claim that the California health exchange marketplace failed to verify important personal data during the application period. This process is critical in determining whether or not people applying are eligible for subsidies, and failing to resolve discrepancies during the process may have provided healthcare to some Americans who may not be legally entitled to obtain government subsidies.
Click here to read the full article by Judy Lin for the Associated Press, featured on the Sacramento Bee.
A new study conducted by consultants at McKinsey & Company has said that many health exchange programs, including California Health Exchange programs, offer wide networks that “include at least 70 percent of the hospital in the [qualified health plan]’s area.” This study confirms that those with qualified health plans can obtain access to a broad network, and price differences are not terribly significant between plans.
Click here to read the full article by Allison Bell for LifeHealthPro.