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Covered California Identifies Uninsured Hotspots

By Kenny Goldberg Covered California has identified hot spots where relatively large numbers of uninsured residents live. The exchange has designated six such hot spots in San Diego County, where it plans to concentrate its enrollment efforts. The six areas … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Drop Effort to Open Covered California to Immigrants Here Illegally

By Kenny Goldberg A legislative effort to allow people who are here illegally to buy Covered California health plans has been shelved. State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) removed a section from his bill (Senate Bill 4) that would have … Continue reading

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Funding Cliff for Community Clinics Could Impact Low-Income San Diegans

Dr. Chris Gordon meets with a patient at the Chase Avenue Family Health Center in El Cajon in 2013. | Photo Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks San Diego community clinic executives have been meeting … Continue reading

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Covered California Gives the Uninsured Another Chance

By Kenny Goldberg Covered California is offering consumers yet another chance to buy a health plan. This special enrollment period runs from Feb. 23 to April 30, two weeks after taxes are due. President Barack Obama announced a similar special … Continue reading

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En Marcha Periodo de Inscripción de Covered California

Puede solicitar la ayuda de especialistas de inscripción en lugares como este, operado por Catholic Charities en la esquina de University y la Calle 43.| Photo Por City Heights Life Por City Heights Life La ventana de tres meses para … Continue reading

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City Heights Groups Help Residents Get Insured

You can apply for health insurance with the help of enrollment specialists at locations like this one operated by Catholic Charities on the corner of University and 43rd St.| Photo By City Heights Life By City Heights Life A three-month … Continue reading

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Second Opinion: Tales From Year One of Covered California

Video Credit: Nic McVicker, KPBS By Megan Burks Nearly 60 percent of San Diego County residents who were previously uninsured signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act in 2014. And as year two begins, more than 300,000 … Continue reading

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Covered California Announces Grace Period for Applicants Who Missed Deadline

The state’s online health insurance exchange Covered California. | Photo Credit: Tarryn Mento, KPBS By Megan Burks Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, is giving Californians until Sunday to complete their applications for January coverage. Previously set for Dec. … Continue reading

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Medi-Cal Enrollment for Former Inmates Picks Up

By Megan Burks Jail and prison inmates are much more likely than the general population to have a mental illness or chronic disease like diabetes. But nine in 10 didn’t have health insurance when they were booked, according to the … Continue reading

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New Law Takes a Step Toward Culturally Competent Health Care

Residents protest a lack of available translation services outside UCSD Medical Center in July 2013. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Megan Burks Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill co-written by a City Heights woman that will help the … Continue reading

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