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How many people does it take to fix a Covered California glitch?
Southern California Public Radio

Like many young, healthy people, Alison Chavez had what she called an “oh-s—” insurance plan. It had a high deductible, and was intended to protect the 36-year-old triathlete in case she got into a bike accident, or injured herself while running trails.

But last summer, Chavez was diagnosed with cancer in her left breast. She also learned she had the BRCA 1 gene, which indicated a high predisposition for cancer in her other breast.