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Obamacare: Little-known provision allows Californians stuck in bad plans to switch
The Mercury News

Furious after discovering that their longtime doctors weren’t part of their new Anthem Blue Cross plans under the federal health care law, many Bay Area residents didn’t just get mad. They got even.

They called the Covered California health insurance exchange and switched to plans that accept their physicians.

Exchange officials say it’s possible to change plans even after the mid-April open-enrollment deadline because of a little-known provision under the “qualifying life events” section for special enrollment.