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April 3, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Enrollment by Latinos in California's healthcare insurance exchange surged in the final month of sign-ups after an intensive push to reach that key population. "Our enrollment became more diverse in this last month, particularly among California's Latino population; our enrollment became younger," Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said during a conference call with reporters Thursday after testifying with the heads of other state exchanges on Capitol Hill. With 1.2 million signed up for private plans, Lee said, "We're proud of that accomplishment.
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April 3, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Enrollment by Latinos in California's healthcare insurance exchange surged in the final month of sign-ups after an intensive push to reach that key population. "Our enrollment became more diverse in this last month, particularly among California's Latino population; our enrollment became younger," Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said during a conference call with reporters Thursday after testifying with the heads of other state exchanges on Capitol Hill. With 1.2 million signed up for private plans, Lee said, "We're proud of that accomplishment.
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BUSINESS
September 27, 1995 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Patricia Coronado says state regulators failed to protect her when she tried to disenroll from a private managed-care health plan for Medi-Cal recipients and got a big runaround from the company. The Whittier woman's problems began in June, when several packages arrived in the mail from Universal Care, a Signal Hill health care firm.
OPINION
November 20, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
The longer it takes the Obama administration to fix the problems at Healthcare.gov, the greater the risk that some Americans will be left without health insurance coverage when the new year begins. That's why the administration has rightly, albeit belatedly, tried to provide more ways to sign up for subsidized policies online. Some of the alternatives should be embraced by the states that are running their own insurance exchanges, regardless of how well their sites are functioning.
NEWS
October 24, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will push back by six weeks the deadline for enrolling for health insurance without facing a penalty, a change officials say is intended to clarify a series of mismatched deadlines outlined in the law and not a response to problems with its insurance website. Consumers will have until March 31 to sign up for insurance without paying a tax penalty in 2014, the White House announced late Wednesday. That date was already the end of open enrollment, but under the individual mandate rules it was not clear whether consumers who waited that long to enroll would still face penalties.
BUSINESS
October 8, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
Seeking to rebut mounting criticism over the rollout of Obamacare nationwide, California's insurance exchange boasted that nearly 29,000 people applied for coverage last week under the federal healthcare law. Covered California, the state's new marketplace, said it released the data earlier than planned to counter "misinformation" and reports about widespread glitches preventing people from signing up. Peter Lee, the exchange's executive director, defended...
NEWS
January 11, 2000 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton today will propose spending an additional $2.7 billion over the next five years to boost participation of children from low-income families in a government health insurance program. Enrollment in the State Child Health Insurance Program has doubled in the last year to 2 million, according to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services, also slated for release today. "We need to finish the job and really focus on enrollment," said a senior White House official.
OPINION
November 20, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
The longer it takes the Obama administration to fix the problems at Healthcare.gov, the greater the risk that some Americans will be left without health insurance coverage when the new year begins. That's why the administration has rightly, albeit belatedly, tried to provide more ways to sign up for subsidized policies online. Some of the alternatives should be embraced by the states that are running their own insurance exchanges, regardless of how well their sites are functioning.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
Like many Californians, Scott and Danielle Nelson of Orange County are anxious about what President Obama's healthcare law will mean for them. While government officials tout the broad benefits of the Affordable Care Act to drum up enrollment, many consumers are eager to know how the overhaul will affect them personally, from pocketbook concerns to worries about whether their local doctor and hospital will be included. And, so far, there have been considerably more questions than answers, as officials and insurers scramble to get ready and clarify many of the details that people care about the most.
NATIONAL
September 14, 2011 | By Noam N. Levey, Los Angeles Times
Giving a boost to the new healthcare law, a coalition of hospitals, insurers, drug makers and consumer advocates is joining a multimillion-dollar campaign to get Americans signed up for health insurance starting in 2014. The new nonprofit group, called Enroll America, plans a state-by-state effort to publicize the expanded availability of health coverage and to help state leaders put in place procedures to simplify enrollment. The law signed by President Obama last year requires most Americans to get insurance starting in 2014.
NEWS
October 24, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will push back by six weeks the deadline for enrolling for health insurance without facing a penalty, a change officials say is intended to clarify a series of mismatched deadlines outlined in the law and not a response to problems with its insurance website. Consumers will have until March 31 to sign up for insurance without paying a tax penalty in 2014, the White House announced late Wednesday. That date was already the end of open enrollment, but under the individual mandate rules it was not clear whether consumers who waited that long to enroll would still face penalties.
BUSINESS
October 8, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
Seeking to rebut mounting criticism over the rollout of Obamacare nationwide, California's insurance exchange boasted that nearly 29,000 people applied for coverage last week under the federal healthcare law. Covered California, the state's new marketplace, said it released the data earlier than planned to counter "misinformation" and reports about widespread glitches preventing people from signing up. Peter Lee, the exchange's executive director, defended...
BUSINESS
August 16, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
Like many Californians, Scott and Danielle Nelson of Orange County are anxious about what President Obama's healthcare law will mean for them. While government officials tout the broad benefits of the Affordable Care Act to drum up enrollment, many consumers are eager to know how the overhaul will affect them personally, from pocketbook concerns to worries about whether their local doctor and hospital will be included. And, so far, there have been considerably more questions than answers, as officials and insurers scramble to get ready and clarify many of the details that people care about the most.
NATIONAL
September 14, 2011 | By Noam N. Levey, Los Angeles Times
Giving a boost to the new healthcare law, a coalition of hospitals, insurers, drug makers and consumer advocates is joining a multimillion-dollar campaign to get Americans signed up for health insurance starting in 2014. The new nonprofit group, called Enroll America, plans a state-by-state effort to publicize the expanded availability of health coverage and to help state leaders put in place procedures to simplify enrollment. The law signed by President Obama last year requires most Americans to get insurance starting in 2014.
NEWS
January 11, 2000 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton today will propose spending an additional $2.7 billion over the next five years to boost participation of children from low-income families in a government health insurance program. Enrollment in the State Child Health Insurance Program has doubled in the last year to 2 million, according to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services, also slated for release today. "We need to finish the job and really focus on enrollment," said a senior White House official.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1995 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Patricia Coronado says state regulators failed to protect her when she tried to disenroll from a private managed-care health plan for Medi-Cal recipients and got a big runaround from the company. The Whittier woman's problems began in June, when several packages arrived in the mail from Universal Care, a Signal Hill health care firm.
NEWS
January 9, 1986
City Manager Gregory Meyer denied this week that he gave former Fire Chief Ronald D. Simmons the go-ahead to change the wedding date on Simmons' health insurance form. Simmons, who quit last July after four years as chief, said last week that he changed his wedding date from July 28, 1979, to Sept. 8, 1984, on a health insurance enrollment form used to get coverage for his wife, Barbara Myer, after he talked to Meyer.
BUSINESS
October 9, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Global wealth levels have set records, but in Russia, the explosion in wealth has given way to the highest income inequality level, a new report showed. In Russia, just 110 people own 35% of the country's wealth, according to a report released Wednesday by Credit Suisse.  The country (population 139 million) has the highest wealth inequality in the world, save for a few Caribbean islands, the report said. To put that into context: Worldwide, there is 1 billionaire for every $170 billion in household wealth.
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