California Health Report: What Covered California Failed to Track

By Hannah Guzik

California should have done a better job collecting and releasing data on those who signed up for health insurance on the state’s open marketplace, advocates for minorities say.

The exchange, run by Covered California, failed to ask enrollees about their gender identity and sexual orientation, and buried questions about race, ethnicity and primary language at the end of the application, the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network said in a letter submitted late last month to the Covered California Board.

The state should have also provided more comprehensive demographic reports to the public, the advocacy group said.

“We recommend that

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