San Diegans Encouraged To Enroll In Health Care Through Covered California For Further Savings
Credit: Covered California
Covered California on Tuesday was pushing for the San Diegans to have lower-cost health insurance thanks to a new federal law, the American Rescue Plan.
California Covered is the state’s health insurance marketplace, where Californians can find affordable insurance from various companies.
The American rescue plan, recently passed by Congress, makes 2.5 million Californians eligible for reduced health care costs or new coverage if they are uninsured.
Previously, Covered California extended its open registration period until May 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the new law means Californians have until the end of the year to purchase health coverage.
In San Diego, there are approximately 72,000 uninsured people and 22,000 are insured but can save money in the public market. Approximately 81,000 San Diegans are eligible for Medi-Cal at low cost or free.
Executive Director Covered in California Peter Lee said 100,000 San Diegans residents who already have insurance with Covered California will all see lower premiums starting in May.
“The COVID pandemic has had huge health effects, but huge economic effects,” Lee said. communities of color, low income communities; these are exactly the communities targeted by the American Rescue Plan. “
The earlier residents buy health coverage, the more money they could save, he said.
San Diegans who were not eligible in the past can now be eligible through the American Rescue Plan. Consumers are encouraged to visit Covered California’s website to verify their eligibility.
Residents must register by April 30 to benefit from coverage as of May 1.
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