CHCF Center for Health Reporting | October 15, 2013
Now that Obamacare open enrollment is here, many of you have urgent questions about how to sign up and whether you even need to. In the latest Ask Emily, journalist Emily Bazar explains what income is used to determine whether you’re eligible for tax credits or Medi-Cal. She also answers this important question: If you already have Medi-Cal, Medicare or job-based insurance, do you have to sign up for anything else?
CHCF Center for Health Reporting | September 26, 2013
CHCF Center for Health Reporting | September 24, 2013
Oct. 1 is a big day in the evolution of Obamacare. Not only can Californians start signing up for plans from the health insurance exchange, Covered California, but they can also start enrolling in the expanded Medi-Cal program, which debuts Jan. 1. This installment of Ask Emily describes the coming changes to Medi-Cal and explains whether you might qualify.
CHCF Center for Health Reporting | September 23, 2013
Love it or hate it (or don’t know anything about it), Obamacare is here. And President Barack Obama’s new health care law, known officially as the Affordable Care Act, confronts a critical first test in a matter of days.
CHCF Center for Health Reporting | August 27, 2013
You know the cost of your health insurance may change under Obamacare. You know the quality of your insurance may change. But what about when you can buy your health insurance? In this installment of Ask Emily, Senior Writer Emily Bazar explains the new rules that will control when you can buy or change your health plans.
CHCF Center for Health Reporting | July 30, 2013
Many Californians need health insurance now and say they can’t wait until 2014 for the biggest pieces of Obamacare to go into effect. What options currently are available to them and where can they turn for help? Plus, Ask Emily takes a money question: What income will count when you apply for Medi-Cal or Obamacare’s sliding-scale tax credits?
CHCF Center for Health Reporting | July 16, 2013
Californians of all backgrounds are confused about their options under Obamacare. In this installment of Ask Emily, journalist Emily Bazar addresses your choices – or lack thereof – under the Medi-Cal program. More than 1 million Californians will be newly eligible for the public health program come January. What does the expansion mean for their health care options?