Key Asian Pacific docs’ group helping reduce Calif.’s uninsured
SACRAMENTO, California — Covered California and a prominent group of Asian Pacific Islander doctors have again teamed up to increase enrollment in Obamacare in the state.
Covered California, an independent part of the state government whose job is to make the new market work for California’s consumers, and the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians have again joined forces to raise awareness of the third open-enrollment period under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Open enrollment began on November 1 and ends January 31.
The two entities had collaborated in the first open enrollment period. During open enrollment for the second year the physicians’ group is sending out a letter to more than 3,000 council members, advising them on ways to get the word out about open enrollment in physicians’ offices and on social media sites.
“We are proud to be partnering again with the trusted members of the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians,” Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee said.
An estimated 750,000 uninsured Californians remain eligible to enroll in a health insurance plan through Covered California, and approximately 1.4 million uninsured Californians qualify for Medi-Cal coverage.
“We recognize how significant open enrollment is for our patients and consumers across California and the nation,” National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians President and CEO Dr. Ho Luong Tran said.
Covered California has enrolled more than two million consumers since it began offering health coverage in January 2014. Last year, nine out of 10 Covered California enrollees received financial assistance to help pay for their coverage.
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