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Public braces for health care change
Ramona Sentinel

The push is on to help the public understand what to expect with major health care changes taking effect Jan. 1, 2014, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as Obamacare, and insurance agents and health specialists are scrambling to attain certification to sell the new plans. Open enrollment for Covered California, the state’s version of the health insurance exchange required by the ACA, began Oct. 1 and will continue until March 31, 2014, for coverage next year.