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Few And Far Between: Health Insurance Choices In Rural Northern California

In a three-part series, Capital Public Radio explores why rural northern Californians are facing new challenges with individual health insurance. When market rules took effect through the Affordable Care Act in 2014, major insurers in the area changed consumer benefits and vastly cut back on where they sell policies. The result, for many consumers in Northern California, has been fewer plan choices, restricted doctor access, and a lot of confusion about whether coverage will be there when they need it. 

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Zip Codes In Northern California Without Blue Shield 

Use our zip code search box to see if your zip code is among those where Blue Shield of California pulled out in 2014. When you finish the search, hit 'X' to return to the full map.

*Specific zip codes in forest areas are not represented in the map. You can view those zip codes here. Data provided by the Department of Managed Health Care.

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