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Covered California enrollments are on the rise, but challenges remain
San Francisco Chronicle

Before the debut of the Covered California healthcare marketplace last year, Alameda County had about 150,000 uninsured adults. Excluding those deemed ineligible due to immigration status, there were still 110,000 adults who were qualified but uncovered. Today 60,000 of them – or nearly 55 percent – are newly insured, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan said.

Statewide enrollments have soared too, with the uninsured rate cut in half to 11 percent from 22 percent, the Commonwealth Fund and the Kaiser Family Foundation reported in separate studies.