By Robert Fulton
Ben Hall’s situation sounds familiar.
Ben, a self-employed musician and music teacher living in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, pays for his own health insurance — $185 a month to Anthem. He’s also one of the millions of Americans who recently received a letter in the mail from his insurance provider canceling his plan at the end of the year because it doesn’t meet the minimum requirements for coverage set forth by the Affordable Care Act.
By Chris Richard
For the first time this year, visitors to some California malls are seeing a new kind of holiday sales promotion: the Affordable Care Act.
That’s because anyone wanting health insurance under the ACA by New Year’s Day faces a Dec. 23 deadline to enroll.
More than three quarters of a million people have started the sign-up process online at California’s health insurance exchange, Covered California, and more than 109,000 completed the process in the first two months of the enrollment period.
By Linda Childers
Marjorie Crear suffers from hypertension and diabetes, and is recovering from both a recent stroke and heart attack. The 66-year-old Los Angeles resident lives alone, and as a result of her health problems, is frequently seen in the emergency room at the Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center.
Farmers, however, could find a more reliable workforce
By Genevieve Bookwalter
The cost of food likely will go up, but growers could have a more reliable work force after federal laws kick in requiring many farms to provide health insurance to their workers by 2015.
That’s according to growers and agriculture experts in California and around the nation, as they and other employers in the United States prepare to offer health insurance if they employ 50 or more full-time workers.
To make the Affordable Care Act work, one tool is critical: the electronic health record.
By Hannah Guzik
Hundreds of paid canvassers and volunteers fanned out across the state over the last two weeks to tell residents about the new health-care law and encourage the uninsured to sign up for coverage.
By Melissa Flores
When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, even college students who are in the business of being educated still have some questions about it. The California State University system has created a health insurance education project, enlisting teams at many of the campuses across the state to help inform college students, their families and part-time employees about the new online insurance marketplace, CoveredCa.com.
By Angela Woodall
Understanding of the Affordable Care Act, the national health care program most people know simply as “Obamacare,” can be difficult for the savviest of consumers. Now scammers pretending to be from the government are poised to take advantage of confusion swirling around health care reform by trying to charge for fake “Obamacare cards” and falsely threatening to throw people in jail unless they buy insurance.
By Robert Fulton
Dr. Lemmon McMillan has practiced medicine in South Los Angeles and the surrounding communities since 1976. During the last 37 years he’s seen thousands of patients, many reflecting the community at large: Minority, working class. Currently managing a small family practice, McMillan provides a health care service in an area of Los Angeles widely accepted as being underserved.
California’s new online insurance marketplace signed up 31,000 customers in the first month it was open for business and another 18,000 in the first two weeks of November, officials said Wednesday.