Reform Update: Obama says reform is working

Health trust releases report highlighting grant's benefits

June 7, 2013
by Jessica Zigmond
Modern Healthcare

President Barack Obama on Friday insisted the health reform law is working as it should and praised lower-than-expected insurance premiums in California as he touted a public-private partnership there to help Americans enroll in coverage later this year.

Speaking at the Fairmont Hotel San Jose, the president promoted a partnership among Covered California (the state's health insurance exchange), the California Endowment, and three Spanish-speaking media outlets—Impremedia, Telemundo Station Group and Univision—that joined efforts this year to educate Californians about the law and help them get access to coverage when open enrollment begins Oct. 1. The California Endowment will pour $25 million over two years into the partnership, according to a spokeswoman. 




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