Covered California will be updating the enrollment software between October 13th and November 4th, 2014. This update disables the Report a Change function preventing consumers from adding a family member through either birth or adoption. Covered California has published escalation procedures for Certified Insurance Agents and Certified Enrollment Counselors to use when they need to […]
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Covered California imposes baby blackout until November 4th
A major software upgrade to the Covered California online enrollment website has suspended the ability to add a new baby or household member to a family plan until November 4th. This black out period for babies or adoptions applies to current consumers in a Covered California health. The ability to add new household members will […]
Covered California continues to keep agents in the dark
The Covered California CalHEERS online enrollment system continues to be upgraded to fix problems and accommodate household changes, but Certified Insurance Agents (CIA) are rarely notified of the updates. As CIAs helped enroll 40% of Covered California’s households and continue to update their clients changes through the system, agents deserve to be provided regular updates […]
Quiet Pride Parade for Sacramento Intactivists
In a moment of exuberant passion for the cause of educating people about the stupidity of routine infant circumcision, I signed up the nascent Sacramento Intactivist group to march in the Sacramento Pride Parade. I walked in last year’s San Francisco Pride Parade with over 50 committed Intactivists and figured we could muster at least […]
Adding a baby to ACA plan could cost double
Congratulations! You have a new baby and now it’s time to add the little bundle of joy to your Covered California health plan. Unfortunately, similar to other quirks of the Covered California system, adding a new dependent, if not done properly, could result in a gap in coverage for the baby or loss of the […]
Sacramento Rally for Improving Birth
While western medicine has made tremendous progress in reducing infant and mother mortality, we have also cultivated stereotypes and assumptions about the delivery of a baby that can be a disservice to the mother. Physicians and hospitals have perpetuated a myth that women can’t deliver a baby on their own and it is only safe to give birth at a hospital. Participants in this medical fantasy have also lobbied governments for laws giving them a near monopoly on for the reimbursement of maternity services limiting financial access to midwives and doulas.
Intactivists March for Genital Rights in San Francisco Pride Parade
At some point, we finally work our way to the inevitable conclusion that a baby boy, girl or intersex individual is born with inalienable human rights which supersede any parental control. The cost of advocating for the human right to be left intact is the ostracism and ridicule from family, friends and strangers. Every intactivist marching on Sunday had realized the benefit of advocating for genital autonomy was greater than the social cost incurred.
Hospital relents to racist demand over black nurse
Hurley Medical Center was bowing to the monetary and physical intimidation posed by a swastika tattooed meat head that insisted that only white people care for his baby.
How do I get a free breast pump?
With the inclusion of Women’s Preventive health benefits in the Affordable Care Act, new mothers can access no charge breast feeding support and the rental or purchase of a breast pump to support her newborn.
Anthem Blue Cross closes plan, includes new born coverage
Anthem Blue Cross of California closes Clear Protection Plus 1000, adds new born and adopted baby coverage.