County Pulse: Many call center workers will lack insurance themselves

Posted by Ken Carlson on July 26, 2013 

— Covered California’s decision earlier this year to put an Obamacare call center in Contra Costa County in the Bay Area wasn’t such a major loss for Stanislaus County, which made a bid last year to operate the facility.

The Contra Costa Times reported this week that about half the 200-plus call center jobs are part time.

That means those county workers won’t be eligible for health benefits. They will be in the same boat as people who seek insurance through Covered California, the state’s health exchange.

The call center will be among three in the state that will connect the uninsured with health plans under the Affordable Care Act this fall.

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