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Death, taxes and state incompetence with computer projects

There are fewer sure things in life than the likelihood the California state government will screw up a computer project. We may be home to Silicon Valley and the greatest concentration of information-technology skills in the world, but once a

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Legislative bipartisan criticism aims at Covered CA spending

  Responding to a state senator’s call for an investigation into the marketing budget of California’s Obamacare exchange, the agency says it is in great financial shape and even received high marks for an audit conducted last year. “By 2015/16,

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CA senator seeks audit of state Obamacare exchange

A California state senator is seeking to audit the state’s Obamacare exchange after a CalWatchdog.com story revealed that $1.37 million was spent on a campaign featuring an eight-hour web stream starring a gyrating Richard Simmons. The Jan. 16 event — now immortalized on YouTube — showed

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Obamacare kills 30

Al Sharpton was on MSNBC saying how wonderful Obamacare is. Its state version here is Covered California. Actually, it kills. From Mediate: On Fox & Friends weekend edition, conservative pundit Ann Coulter told cohost Tucker Carlson that her friend’s sister had passed away over the weekend

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Ex cons working for Covered California 50

Long waits and frustrating computer snags might not be the worst thing about Covered California, our state’s version of Obamacare. Dig this: At least 43 convicted criminals are working asObamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial

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Covered California video features gyrating Richard Simmons

Facing a $78 million budget shortfall, Covered California spent $1.37 million on an outreach campaign that included a video featuring exercise guru Richard Simmons gyrating on the floor and hugging a kneeling contortionist whose buttocks stuck in the air. The

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California’s version of Obamacare a success? Not by the numbers

I’m pretty amazed at how long the CA media have gone along with the idea that the state’s version of Obamacare is doing well. I wrote about Covered California in Sunday’s U-T San Diego: “… the state’s version of Obamacare has

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Covered California stumbles into new year 11

Manuel Arriola, co-owner of an Oxnard insurance broker, spent three hours and 15 minutes on the phone this past Monday with customer service representatives for Covered California. He needed to find out whether or not insurance applications he forwarded to

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New Mexico residents resisting Obamacare ‘central control’

A member of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange just reported only 291 people have signed up for Obamacare in her state. The New Mexico state motto is, “Crescit eundo,” which means, “It grows as it goes.”

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Report: Millions in CA will remain uninsured, despite health care law

A new report from the California Healthcare Foundation offers several sobering statistics about the uninsured population in California, just as some of those who have signed up for health coverage through Covered California will see their coverage begin Jan. 1.

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