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More Latinos And Young People Receive Health Insurance Through Covered California

Damian Dovarganes / File / AP
 

Damian Dovarganes / File / AP

Almost 500,000 people signed up for individual health insurance during the three-month open enrollment period that ended in February.

The vast majority of enrollees are getting government subsidies to help pay for their coverage. Covered California says consumers' choice of insurance carriers shows that "price matters."

Medi-Cal enrollment surpassed the private insurance marketplace. Three-quarters of a million people signed up in the low-income public plan in just a few months.

There's still a chance to sign up for private insurance until April 30 - but only if you attest to not knowing about federal tax penalty for being uninsured.