California Covered http://kvpr.org en Medi-Cal Expansion In Fresno County Is Steady, But Stressful http://kvpr.org/post/medi-cal-expansion-fresno-county-steady-stressful <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a cramped cubicle in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Fresno County, </span>Neng<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Yang is playing a small role in the country’s healthcare overhaul. On this afternoon, she’s helping a Hmong woman enroll in </span>Medi-Cal<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>“She prefers English, so her kids can read to her, because she doesn’t read and write in Hmong, and sometimes the translation gets lost when it’s sent to her in Hmong,” says Yang, a certified enrollment counselor at Fresno Center for New Americans.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:51:07 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 28645 at http://kvpr.org Medi-Cal Expansion In Fresno County Is Steady, But Stressful Peter Lee: Covered California Answers Questions And 'Prayers' http://kvpr.org/post/peter-lee-covered-california-answers-questions-and-prayers <p>Operators have responded to about 400,000 calls since Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, launched Oct. 1. Starting this week, employees at the new Fresno Service Center will also answer questions, and help people enroll in health insurance.</p><p>“Fresno is a community that reflects the diversity of California, and that’s who we need to have on our phones, serving Californians,” said Peter Lee, the executive director of Covered California.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 01:24:08 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 24814 at http://kvpr.org Peter Lee: Covered California Answers Questions And 'Prayers' California Insurance Board to Pursue Pediatric Dentistry Coverage http://kvpr.org/post/california-insurance-board-pursue-pediatric-dentistry-coverage <p class="p1">California’s health insurance exchange board has taken a step toward adding children’s dental insurance to the health plans it will offer under the Affordable Care Act. Max Pringle reports from Sacramento.</p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 00:56:56 +0000 Max Pringle 19813 at http://kvpr.org California Insurance Board to Pursue Pediatric Dentistry Coverage State Insurance Exchange Gets Ready to Launch Multimillion Dollar Marketing Effort http://kvpr.org/post/state-insurance-exchange-gets-ready-launch-multimillion-dollar-marketing-effort <p>The new health insurance marketplace known as Covered California is getting ready to launch a $240 million dollar marketing and outreach campaign.</p><p>The exchange says about a third of that money will go towards TV, radio and digital media advertising.</p><p>Dana Howard of Covered California says enrollment counselors and educators will be spreading the word too.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:50:42 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 18965 at http://kvpr.org State Insurance Exchange Gets Ready to Launch Multimillion Dollar Marketing Effort Health Benefit Exchanges Picks 'California Covered' As New Name http://kvpr.org/post/health-benefit-exchanges-picks-california-covered-new-name <p>The board of the California Health Benefit Exchange has approved a new name and logo for the health insurance marketplace that will expand coverage under the federal health law.</p><p>Planners decided on “Covered California” after months of testing and consideration.</p><p>“I have a whole raft of staff that are saying, ‘Finally, I can get a business card," said Peter Lee, Executive Director of the Exchange, which is now known as ‘Covered California.’</p><p>He said planners used focus groups to come up with a name that resonated with a diversity of Californians.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 23:20:26 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 6155 at http://kvpr.org