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Covered California Enrollment Deadline Looms


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A specialist helps a consumer apply to Covered California at a free enrollment fair at Pasadena City College.
David McNew/Getty Images
A specialist helps a consumer apply to Covered California at a free enrollment fair at Pasadena City College.

December 23 is the deadline to enroll for health insurance coverage that starts on January 1, 2014. In the last-minute rush to make the cutoff, nearly 50,000 people signed up through Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, in the first week of December alone. Are you a college graduate no longer on your parents' insurance? A freelancer or business owner who doesn't have a company plan? Are you unsure if you're eligible for the expanded version of Medi-Cal? We take your questions about Obamacare and signing up for coverage in California.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Emily Bazar, senior writer at the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) Center for Health Reporting at the USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism
  • Lisa Aliferis, health editor for KQED News

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