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For Some Uninsured, Simply Signing Up Is A Challenge

When the Affordable Care Act rolled out last year, Californians enrolled in both Covered California and expanded Medicaid in high numbers. But there are still millions in the state without health insurance. Undocumented people don’t qualify for Obamacare benefits. And many others still find coverage too expensive — or face other obstacles in enrolling.

One of those people is Leaburn Alexander. At 6 a.m., he’s finishing his shift as the night janitor at a hotel near the San Francisco International Airport.  He clocks out just in time to catch the hotel’s shuttle back to the airport, where he will catch a bus.