California Exchange Targets ‘Hot Spots’ With High Rates Of Uninsured

(By – Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News)

As the deadline for January health care coverage nears, California’s insurance exchange is intensifying efforts to sign people up in pockets of the state with exceptionally high numbers of uninsured residents.

Covered California is targeting such “hot spots” as San Francisco’s Mission district, Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood and the East San Jose and Berryessa communities of Silicon Valley, officials said.

Exchange officials this week released maps and information about communities with high numbers of uninsured people who likely qualify for subsidized health insurance based on their income. Read more…


Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.


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