Revamped Healthcare.gov Will Deal With New Complications
The Associated Press reports on how the updated website, which has been overhauled in anticipation of the upcoming second enrollment season, compares with last year's version. Meanwhile, investigations continue regarding Covered California's no-bid contracts.
The Associated Press: How The New Healthcare.Gov Stacks Up With The Old
HealthCare.gov, the website for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law, has been revamped as its second enrollment season approaches. But things are still complicated, since other major provisions of the Affordable Care Act are taking effect for the first time (10/14).
Sacramento Bee: Consumer Watchdog Calls For Investigation Of Covered California’s No-Bid Contracts
The group backing a health insurance rate-control measure on next month’s ballot called on Attorney General Kamala Harris on Monday to investigate millions of dollars in no-bid contracts by Covered California and reported links between the health exchange’s executives and the insurance industry. The demand by Consumer Watchdog, a main supporter of Proposition 45, came after The Associated Press reported that Covered California had awarded $184 million in contracts without competitive bidding. The total included millions of dollars in contracts to firms or people that had professional ties to Covered California executive director Peter Lee, according to the report (Miller, 10/14).