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From page A6 | December 12, 2013 | 10 Comments

SACRAMENTO — More than 107,000 Californians have enrolled for coverage through Nov. 30 under the state’s health insurance exchange, according to figures released Wednesday by the federal Health and Human Services Department.

Highly populated California leads the nation in sign-ups among all states, including those running their own exchanges and those in which the federal government controls the marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. But the 107,000 enrollments fall short of federal projections made before the insurance exchange website launched in October. Then, 221,000 enrollments were forecast for California by Nov. 30.

In all, Wednesday’s figures show that nearly 226,000 applicants have been found eligible to enroll via California’s health marketplace, with about 70 percent qualifying for financial assistance.

The enrollment figures include people who have selected health plans but might not have paid their insurance premiums yet. People who want insurance to start in the new year have until Dec. 23 to enroll and must pay their premiums by Dec. 31.

Covered California, the agency that runs the state exchange, said this week that it also had a backlog of about 25,000 paper applications that must be processed by Dec. 23. Officials said the agency has hired additional staff members and redirected others to enter the data, which takes about 45 minutes per application.

The paper applications were filed in the first days after the website went live on Oct. 1, when some individuals and insurance agents were unable to apply online and were told by Covered California to instead submit their applications by fax or mail.

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

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  • PornacDecember 12, 2013 - 6:52 am

    This is horrible. Our grand kids will be paying for this socialism. Let them use the ER.

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  • DanielDecember 12, 2013 - 7:44 am

    The ER would be much cheaper.

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  • MarkDecember 12, 2013 - 7:37 am

    something like 70% of doctors in California aren't participating in Covered California. So these people will pay their premiums (or the taxpayers will) and will have trouble finding a doctor to see.

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  • rlw895December 12, 2013 - 7:52 am

    Where did you get that little tidbit? Are these all medical doctors who actually see patients? That means 70% of such MDs in California aren't aren't in one of the big HMOs or accept patients covered by one of the big health insurance plans participating in the Covered California exchange. Permit me to doubt. The will be a shortage of primary health care providers for a while, but it will resolve over time.

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  • MarkDecember 12, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    google "doctors not accepting covered california" and pick the link to the news agency you like best.

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  • rlw895 http://touch.latimes.com/December 13, 2013 - 12:16 am

    I like the LA Times.

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  • MarkDecember 12, 2013 - 12:37 pm

    doctors get paid $24 for an office visit under Covered California...I don't blame the doctors for not joining it. Guess Covered California figures the money the doctors lose per office visit they'll make up for in volume.

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  • rlw895December 13, 2013 - 10:46 am

    Don't you EVER check out something your lousy sources spew out that just doesn't sound right?

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  • Mr. SmithDecember 12, 2013 - 3:25 pm

    Looks like the Obama administration and the Democrats have BLOWN UP a healthcare system that pretty much satisfied about 85% of Americans in order to provide "affordable coverage" for the remaining 15%. But it begins to look like 100% of the people might come out on the short end of the stick, since "coverage" does not equate to "health care." Thanks, Obama and fellow Democrats. You guys are swell!

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  • rlw895December 13, 2013 - 12:04 am

    4 months.

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