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Obamacare: Hundreds of thousands of Californians finally get health insurance
Inside Bay Area

The last time John Nunnemacher had health insurance was 15 years ago, when his employer paid for his coverage.

Since then, the freelance graphic artist hasn’t been able to afford a policy. Luckily, he didn’t get seriously ill or have a bad accident — which could have left the San Jose man bankrupt.

But as of New Year’s Day, the 43-year-old Nunnemacher was once again insured.

Nearly four years after Congress passed a controversial health care law, tens of thousands of Californians like Nunnemacher can now see a doctor without begging for charity care.