State officials ready Obamacare
January 3, 2013
California’s newly-formed “health exchange” has been approved by the Obama administration and becomes the 19th such program nationally to gain endorsement from the federal government. (Sacramento Bee)
“Covered California” will provide subsidized coverage for hundreds of thousands of state residents who do not now have health insurance.
Starting in 2014, all Americans will be required to have health coverage or pay a penalty.
This state has received $237 million in federal grants to build this “marketplace,” money that will cover a new IT system to enroll subscribers, staff and marketing efforts.