As open enrollment for our nation’s Affordable Care Act begins today, access to health care is no longer an abstraction for uninsured and underinsured Americans. Millions will be looking to their new state Health Insurance Exchange marketplaces for affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage. In fact, by the end of 2014, Covered California aims to have insured more than one million Californians newly enrolled in Medi-Cal, and up to 1.2 million who qualify for assistance with paying for their health insurance plans.
These health care exchanges have worked tirelessly, within tight timeframes, to develop highly complex programs. And while their work continues, they deserve high praise for what they have accomplished. Here at The Tori Group we are honored to call these people our colleagues.
And we know our work is not over. Rather, we continue to have weeks and years of work ahead of us – work that requires dedication and passion. As Peter Lee, Covered California Executive Director said, “…this is not the finish line, it’s the starting line. Stand and be proud!”