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Covered California Health Care Coming Soon

Americans will be required to obtain insurance, or face a penalty, beginning in 2014.

The Sacramento Bee reported that California has received conditional approval from the Obama administration Thursday to begin subsidized health care. The state plans to commence subscriptions in October.

"Covered California" hopes to service the large population of state residents who are eligible for federal subsidies for health coverage next year. Americans will be required to obtain insurance beginning in 2014.

California has qualified for $237 million in federal grants to date to build the infrastructure of its marketplace, according to the Bee.

The grants pays for an IT system, which enrolls subscribers statewide, and marketing efforts and staff to operate the program.

Federal officials see California as a key state in the program. With the highest population, the state has unique language and cultural barriers among its uninsured population.

Currently, the federal government has approved "health exchanges" in 19 states and Washington, D.C.

Carl Petersen III January 07, 2013 at 03:29 AM
Bret D. Rijke 3:47 pm on Sunday, January 6, 2013 "If America was a marriage between the Conservative and Progressive, all would be pleading for a divorce." . . America has always been a marriage between Conservatives and Progressives. I am not ready to declare irreconcilable differences.
Brenda January 07, 2013 at 04:03 AM
Also they will NOT be approving a good majority of treatments, medications that you would get under a private plan. Or you have to wait forever for the approvals, or the hearings to try to fight it and you will be dead by then. Go and read the facts that someone posted up at the top. The links. Its not pretty and if small business's even larger business's had not been pushed right out of being able to contribute larger amts to insurance, or the whole plan we would not be in this situation. OR that certain size companies are made to provide a certain percentage of insurance to their employees. There are many like Sear, Kmart, who have been lessening and lessening the amount they pay for their employees coverage for a few years now. This year, I believe in June, they cut it back again. I call bull on that as Sear is growing in leaps and bounds and could easily maintain the same amount of insurance contribution, same as Walmart and hundreds of thousands of other companies. But this is just another sign of how our country has been run into the ground.
Brenda January 07, 2013 at 04:07 AM
Doesnt anyone READ what they vote on? Voters agreed to Obamaland Healthcare, just like you voted him back in. Why not just provide low cost medical insurance? But instead we do this? Statement taken from the above article. That is double dipping right? Idiotic and has been from the beginning. All we need is a Cobra type plan provided by each State, or Federal Gov. that provides a different range of coverage for each family, what they need. Thats it, signed sealed and delivered and not costing us 278 million in California because we have AID workers by the millions who already are here to service our ILLEGALS, with language difficulties. Blah blah.; "California has qualified for $237 million in federal grants to date to build the infrastructure of its marketplace, according to the Bee. The grants pays for an IT system, which enrolls subscribers statewide, and marketing efforts and staff to operate the program. Federal officials see California as a key state in the program. With the highest population, the state has unique language and cultural barriers among its uninsured population." 237million? Provides jobs, for people that need insurance, including all the illegals who dont have it thru our aid programs. Where does this make sense? We use tax payer money twice? To run the program, then charge the people for the insurance?
TVOR January 08, 2013 at 04:42 PM
@ carl It is not specifically citizenship status that is so important, it is the ability or the intent to pay. If a person is a citizen and can't afford to pay then the government has a process by which the hospital can recoup some of the cost of services provided. If the non paying person is an illegal alien then the hospital likely will receive no reimbursement and that is why our healthcare costs have skyrocketed. Take illegal aliens out of the picture and the cost of healthcare (at least emergency healthcare) could drop significantly.
Brenda January 08, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Agree with you across the board here TVOR ;) This is the simplest thing if you are in your 50s or so to know what has brought this country to its knees financially and politically. ***cough*** I dont vote anymore, last two terms because instead of getting the illegals out of here they use them to get more hispanic votes and I think that is as close to treason and illegal in itself I could throw up.

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