ACA: Important Notice for California Residents!!

From the Daily Kos Archive

NOTE: This was originally posted over at Daily Kos. I've since ported it over here for archival purposes.

CoveredCA just posted this on their Facebook and Twitter feeds:

Good evening! If you started an application December 23, but haven't completed it, you now have until Friday, December 27 at 8pm to finish for coverage starting on January 1. However, you cannot complete your application online as part of this extension. Instead, please call our service center at 1-800-300-1506, or work with a Certified Enrollment Counselor or Agent - you can find one at this link. Happy Holidays, and get covered!

Meanwhile, the latest tally of enrollments now stands at 1.797M Private Enrollments and 3.931M Medicaid/SCHIP expansion.

I also wanted to go on the record with my prediction for the final private enrollment tally projection for the "real" 1/1/14 coverage deadline of midnight tonight: 1.95 - 2.0 million.

That's obviously not a particularly bold prediction given that we're already at around 1.8 million, but I figured I should go on the record with it anyway for the heck of it.

ArcticStones already predicted 2.25 million by New Year's; I'm actually going to overshoot him and call it 2.3 - 2.35 million by then.

Speaking of ArcticStones, I just wanted to give him yet another shout-out; there've been a dozen or so folks here at dKos and elsewhere who have been helping me out by providing updates for one state or another, but AS has been absolutely obsessive, sending heads' ups on a half-dozen states at a time some days. He's also gone above and beyond, by helping me contact a few reporters for clarifications and even contacting the CBO/HHS to try and resolve the Mystery of the 7 Million Projection (short answer: the CBO did issue the "7M" projection, but no one seems to have a clue what the origin of the state-by-state projection breakdown is aside from an AP article from October 16).

Anyway, ArcticStones is the real hero of this project; I'm just plugging in the numbers for the most part.

In addition to AS, other noteworthy assistants include ybruti (California/Medicaid specialist), rugbymom, timmyc, rsmpdx, dadadata and Rolyboy6. I hope you're all able to continue to assist right up until March 31st, and if anyone else wants to help out as well, feel free to email me at cgaba (at) brainwrap (dot) com.

Otherwise, a very Merry Christmas (or Happy Holidays, or Season's Greetings, or whatever the heck you prefer) to everyone. Being Jewish, tonight is just another night for me, so I'll try and squeeze in one final update later on tonight at