We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

Covered CA Criticized For Sign-Ups


Members of Covered California's board of directors also questioned whether spending millions of dollars to ramp up a marketing campaign was the right approach while systemic problems persist with the health exchange.

At the board's meeting yesterday, consumer advocacy groups and insurance agents cited continued long wait times on the exchange's telephone call centers. They say there are numerous problems with the online enrollment site and multi-week lag times in getting paperwork to insurance companies.

Sen. Norma Torres, speaking on behalf of the legislative Latino Caucus, said Latinos face numerous obstacles to enrolling, but marketing is not one.

Related Stories

  • A. / Flickr

    Antibiotic Prescriptions, Resistance Focus of UC Davis Study

    Friday, October 07, 2016

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will fund a year-long study at UC Davis for researchers to test out ways to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions and preserve the effectiveness of the medication.

  • Alex E. Proimos / Flickr

    Lawmakers Urge Rejection Of California Immigrant Health Push

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    (AP) — Congressional Republicans from California are urging President Barack Obama's administration to reject the state's request to sell insurance policies to undocumented people through its health insurance exchange.