SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Nearly 76,900 San Diego County residents signed up for health insurance through Covered California over a five-month period ending last month, the agency and the state Department of Health Care Services announced Friday.
The 76,875 enrollments in the state's marketplace for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act recorded between Oct. 1 and Feb. 28 represents a 20 percent increase from the 63,846 sign-ups between Oct. 1 and Jan. 31, according to the agencies. Another 78,681 San Diego County residents were also determined likely to be eligible for Medi-Cal.
San Diego County represented about 9 percent of the statewide enrollment, which included 65,666 consumers eligible for financial subsidies.
Authorities reported that more than 880,000 state residents signed up for Covered California health insurance plans during the five-month period ending Feb. 28. As of March 14, that figure rose to more than a million residents.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.
The San Diego Blood Bank Thursday solicited donations through the end of the month in honor of Father Joe Carroll, who will undergo surgery Feb. 1 due to complications with diabetes.
If you need ideas to help you keep that New Year's resolution going head to Santee for an active lifestyle expo and race this Saturday.
A new construction phase begins for the Mid-Coast Trolley. The Mid-Coast Trolley is an 11-mile extension of the San Diego Trolley Blue Line with service from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to UC San Diego and University City.