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Poll shows Californians know little about state health insurance exchange, benefits
Sacramento Bee

Less than two months before California’s health insurance exchange opens for enrollment under the federal health care overhaul, three-quarters of voters under age 65 say they’ve heard little or nothing about the exchange, according to a new Field Poll. Only 6 percent of registered voters under 65 say they have heard a lot about the exchange, and many people who are eligible for benefits don’t know it. The demographic is significant to the exchange, Covered California, because it includes people who are not yet eligible for Medicare and because the exchange’s success relies on broad participation, especially among young, relatively healthy adults.