The signals coming out of Sacramento are uniformly bullish about state government’s ability to fully implement Obamacare over the next nine months.
California officials say they’ll hit their Oct. 1 deadline for unveiling the new website from which uninsured residents can buy federally subsidized health policies. And they predict a successful launch on Jan. 1, 2014, of the subsidy program, Covered California, as well as a greatly expanded Medi-Cal program.
“Come January 2014, Covered California will be open for business providing subsidies for millions of Californians,” said Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California.
Federal officials are similarly upbeat about their ability to launch health reform in states across the country.