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Millions Eligible But Still Uninsured In California
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Covered California has begun its annual open enrollment period. About 11 percent of adults in California remain uninsured. New data show about 2 million are eligible for either the state’s health insurance exchange or Medi-Cal but have not yet enrolled. Nicole Oehmke is with Enroll America, a health care enrollment coalition. “The idea of signing up for health insurance, while it seems like something that is mainstream, is really not a concept that the remaining uninsured may be familiar with or see as something that’s valuable,” she says.