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Covered California Transfer to Medicare Is Fraught with Peril
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While people struggle to enroll for Covered California’s subsidized health insurance, a smaller, but growing, group of people are struggling mightily to get out.

Emily Bazar, who writes the Ask Emily column at the Center for Health Reporting, warned an inquiring reader a couple weeks ago to get out of the healthcare exchange before signing up for Medicare at 65. Otherwise, they might end up owing hundreds or thousands of dollars for the monthly Covered California subsidy that lowered the premium. Both are primary insurance and a person can have just one of those.