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Covered California releases enrollment figures

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From page A3 | February 01, 2014 |

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.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or beberling@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • The MisterFebruary 01, 2014 - 7:05 am

    So the population, roughly, of Dixon complied with our great Obarry's wish, either willingly our out of fear, out of four fairly populous counties. And 500,000 for the state with 40-plus million people... many of whom are trained like lab rats to embrace any new government welfare program. I don't think they are bragging about their success, and I don't think they are admitting failure... I think they are fixin' to ratchet down the tyranny and let loose the IRS agents to do what they do so well... force us to comply with the government.

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  • patrickFebruary 01, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    my grandparents were all immigrants to this country in the 1890s. they came to flee tyrants and oppression. .I don't believe the government can force AMERICANS to buy any product. unless it's a ford. the only auto company left in this country.

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  • Mr. PracticalFebruary 01, 2014 - 8:12 am

    We are now two-thirds through rlw's "give it 6 months" period to assess the success of Covered California, the state exchange that the Obama administration has touted as one of the best. Through December, 500,108 have enrolled. Keep in mind that's people that have selected a plan. We don't know how many of them have paid and actually have insurance. But let's go with that figure. We also know, finally, that only 17 percent of those enrolling were previously uninsured. That means, of the half a million enrollees, only 85,017 of those were uninsured. HHS had failed to provide this data. It was acquired privately through a survey of the insurance carriers participating in the exchanges. We also know that approximately 1,000,000 health policies were cancelled in California for not complying with the essential benefits mandate. It's now reported that only one-third of those people have procured insurance. That's 666,000 added to the rolls of the uninsured. The net result is we now have 581,000 less people insured in California today than we did on October 1 when Covered California opened for business. It's only going to get worse as small group plans continue getting cancelled and plans are dropped in 2015 due to the employer mandate. In spite of all this, let's humor rlw and give it two more months. We can use these figures to see which way it's trending.

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  • Rick WoodFebruary 01, 2014 - 9:31 am

    Thank you! That's all I ask. There is going to be plenty of analysis, some objective, after March 31.

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  • Mr. PracticalFebruary 02, 2014 - 12:31 pm

    Rick, hopefully HHS and the administration will be forthcoming with information after March 1. They haven't been so far. I hope people will actually pay attention to the reality and not the idealism of the ACA. This law needs to be repealed and replaced. Access to coverage for those with pre-existing conditions and not having a cap on lifetime benefits are features that should be built in to whatever we do going forward. Everything else if fundamentally and fatally flawed.

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  • Rick WoodFebruary 02, 2014 - 4:53 pm

    Well, it won't be repealed, at least not without something better to replace it negotiated first.

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  • got milk ?February 01, 2014 - 9:50 am

    California population as of 2012 is 38.04 million the combined population of Solano, Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties as of 2012 is 1.3 Million these numbers are important and Covered California should have included them for comparison example; from 1.3 Million people only 21,460 signed up

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 01, 2014 - 7:13 pm

    Belize, the Philippines and Costa Rica are starting to look mighty good.

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