FAIRFIELD — Solano, Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties had 21,460 people enroll in subsidized and unsubsidized insurance plans under Cover California from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013.
Covered California and the Department of Health Care Services has divided the state into 19 pricing regions. Solano County is among the four North Bay counties. Covered California is the state’s health insurance exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called “Obamacare.”
North Bay county residents under Covered California can choose among five insurance plans. Of those 21,460 people, 9,154 chose Kaiser Permanente, 8,119 chose Anthem Blue Cross of California, 2,910 chose Blue Shield of California, 679 chose Health Net and 598 chose Western Health Advantage, according to the state.
Residents can also choose among various tiers of coverage that vary in prices. In the North Bay counties, 1,552 chose the highest tier of platinum, 1,616 chose gold, 11,647 chose silver, 6,446 chose bronze and 199 chose minimum coverage. Out of the 21,460 enrollees, 17,791 are eligible for a subsidy.
Covered California officials said statistics are unavailable for Solano County only.
Statewide, 500,108 people enrolled for an insurance plan under Covered California through Dec. 31, of which 424,936 are eligible for a subsidy. More than a quarter of the enrollees came from the Los Angeles area, according to Covered California.
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