Californians are expressing their dissatisfaction with California’s health insurance exchange, CoveredCalifornia.
Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee testified before a Congressional committee about the successes of Covered California.
"It takes, in our mind, three things for an exchange to work. It takes having affordable health plans delivering quality care, it takes effective marketing outreach, and it takes effective enrollment," Lee said.
Sadly though, Californians newly enrolled in Covered California are facing the grim reality that the care they are receiving is neither affordable, nor quality.
Few doctors are accepting the new health insurance plans, Californians say.
One Californian woman told KPIX-CA, "This is not what we were promised."
Lee admitted, "It’s been rocky, it’s been bumpy. And it will continue to be rocky and bumpy."