ACA Press Scan - 9/1/19-9/25/19
A scan of media sources was made for the period of September 1 through September 26, 2019, to determine mentions of Covered California as well as details on changes or matters affecting the Affordable Care Act in California. Highlights of these findings are listed below and the month's full findings (21 articles) are included in the attached spreadsheet.
Covered California Press Scan
- Lawmakers aren't requiring health insurers to more broadly cover infertility treatment. But an advancing bill would compel insurers to cover fertility preservation for cancer patients if treatment endangers their ability to have children.
- Market power pushed up the prices of physician outpatient services by 5-9% and Affordable Care Act insurance premiums by 12%.
- Covered California reached out to multicultural media to discuss the state’s new health care laws and initiatives and their impacts on Hispanics, Asians and Pacific Islanders, African Americans, and LGBTQ communities.
- AB-5 would ensure gig economy workers are entitled to minimum wage, workers’ compensation and other benefits.
- Covered California officials and navigators emphasize that individuals who receive subsidized health care will not be considered a public charge.