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State Announces Health Care Plans Approved Under New Affordable Care Act Umbrella

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:29pm

Ventura County’s Health Care Plan is one of the approved plans being offered in the state, as California moves to implement National Affordable Care Act efforts.

Covered California today announced 13 health insurance plans, including the Ventura County plan, will be offered under its umbrella when the federally mandated health insurance effort goes online October first.

Ventura County’s plan is a 20 year old health maintenance organization which serves more than 24,000 members, and includes two hospitals, and 37 other medical facilities in the county.

While the local plan was started to serve Ventura County employees, and their families, the program will now be available to all county residents eligible to purchase insurance through the Covered California program.

Statewide, some 5.3 million people will be able to purchase insurance from the 13 plans offered under the Covered California umbrella.

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