Covered California 96 percent over original expectations

03/21/2014 4:06 pm0 commentsViews: 24

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Covered California enrollments are taking place at a
rate 96 percent over original expectations in Orange County, and 36 percent
better than first hoped for in Los Angeles County, state officials announced
today.TreadWeb
More than 241,000 Los Angeles County residents signed up for health
insurance through Covered California over a five-month period ending last
month, according to the agency and the state Department of Health Care
Services.
That’s 36 percent more people than originally estimated for the six-
month enrollment period that concludes at the end of this month, according to
the state.
Another 366,353 L.A. County residents were determined likely to be
eligible for Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid alternative program which also
provides medical insurance.
Orange County enrollment was 96 percent greater than first estimated,
with 87,170 enrollments in Covered California.
The 241,312 enrollments from the county in the state’s marketplace for
the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act were recorded between
Oct. 1 and Feb. 28. That represents a 22 percent increase from the 198,158 sign-
ups between Oct. 1 and Jan. 31, according to the agencies.
Los Angeles County represents about 27 percent of the statewide
enrollment, which stood at 880,082 consumers as of Feb. 28. As of March 14,
that figure rose to more than a million Californians.

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