Posts Tagged ‘Covered California’

A Manson Meditation


Tuesday November 21st, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:00am PST   •   0 Comments

Charles Manson has died of natural causes at the age of 83, and those unfamiliar with the fellow should read Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders, by Vincent Bugliosi. In Los Angeles in 1969, Manson plotted a series of savage killings that were not entirely random. By having his followers scrawl…
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Covered California Still Spreading Misery


Tuesday November 7th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:45am PST   •   2 Comments

During the heyday of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Emily Bazar of the Center for Health Reporting kept track of how Covered California, the ACA’s wholly owned subsidiary, actually performed. As she noted, Covered California wasted millions on promotion, handed out lucrative deals to cronies, and its $454 million computer system…
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Covered California Misery Still Getting Worse


Tuesday January 31st, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:03am PST   •   1 Comment

Since the dawn of Covered California, the state’s wholly owned subsidiary of the federal Affordable Care Act, health journalist Emily Bazar has tracked the dysfunctions. The skyrocketing premiums, cancellations and “glitches” of the $454 million computer system were responsible for “widespread consumer misery,” not exactly a ringing endorsement. Covered California also dropped 2,000 pregnant…
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Obamacare Bait-and-Switch Bludgeons Californians


Thursday January 26th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:38am PST   •   2 Comments

“Thousands of people enrolled in Covered California face higher-than-expected bills from their insurers because the exchange sent incorrect tax credit information to the health plans.” That’s the latest from health reporter Emily Bazar, now with Kaiser Health News. As she explains, Covered California, the state’s Obamacare system, send the wrong tax information for 25,000…
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How Covered California Abuses Pregnant Women


Tuesday November 8th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:35am PST   •   3 Comments

As we noted, Emily Bazar of the Center for Health Reporting did a fine job outlining how Covered California, a wholly owned subsidiary of Obamacare, was responsible for “countless glitches and widespread consumer misery.” The $454 million Covered California computer system, for example, proved dysfunctional and insecure. Covered California bosses blamed it for canceling…
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Obamacare Misery Mounts a Surge


Tuesday November 1st, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:44am PDT   •   3 Comments

Claudia Buck of the Sacramento Bee attempts to explain “Why Covered California’s rate hikes are lower than the rest of the U.S.” The rate increases for California’s Obamacare division have gone up double digits for the first time, 13.2 percent compared to the national average of 25 percent. Covered California boss Peter Lee expects…
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Covered California Misery Mounts a Surge


Thursday July 21st, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:12am PDT   •   0 Comments

We have been tracking Covered California, the Golden State’s wholly-owned subsidiary of Obamacare. Emily Bazar of the Center for Health Reporting has exposed glitches in the system’s $454 million computer system, problems with cancelation of policies when people turn 65, and difficulties in enrollment for others. For Bazar, these and other problems resulted in…
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Crony California


Thursday February 18th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:23am PST   •   1 Comment

Covered California has not been much in the news of late, but that does not mean that all goes well with the Golden State’s wholly owned subsidiary of Obamacare. As we noted last year, Emily Bazar of the Center for Health Reporting wrote that Covered California’s computer system is “responsible for countless glitches and…
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Obamacare Excise Tax Inflicts Increasing Misery


Thursday August 20th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:57am PDT   •   0 Comments

As we have noted, Emily Bazar of the California Health Care Foundation’s Center for Health Reporting has been working three shifts documenting the abuses of Covered California, a wholly owned subsidiary of Obamacare. These abuses include a dysfunctional computer system that cost nearly $500 million, cancellation of health insurance without notice when people report…
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Obamacare Expands Misery Beyond Death


Tuesday May 26th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:10am PDT   •   2 Comments

As this column has noted, Emily Bazar of the California Health Care Foundation’s Center for Health Reporting has been working three shifts documenting the abuses of Covered California, a wholly owned subsidiary of Obamacare. These abuses include a dysfunctional computer system that cost nearly $500 million, cancellation of health insurance without notice when people…
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