New Back-to-School Checklist Item in California: Enroll in Health Coverage

The Huffington Post

What a difference a year makes. Last September, as millions of children across the country and in California started back to school, there was real uncertainty about what the new health care law, Obamacare, would bring. While not perfect, the law can take credit for the enrollment of over 8 million people in the Federal or State Exchanges, and another 7.2 million enrolling in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the states that expanded coverage. Additionally, 3.1 million young people remained covered on their parent's health insurance. And thanks to Obamacare, insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children because of a pre-existing condition like asthma, diabetes, or a heart condition.

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