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Officials: Covered California Enrollees Receiving Lifesaving Hospital Care

It pays to buy health insurance.

That’s the underlying theme of a new report from Covered California, which features data from 111 hospitals statewide, including 12 in San Diego County.

The report shows from Jan. 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, California enrollees received 10,928 cancer treatments, delivered 4,807 babies and were treated for 3,616 cases of trauma. Peter Lee, the executive director of Covered California, said being uninsured is risky, especially when surgery for a broken limb can cost $35,000.