Think you can’t afford health insurance? Think again.
By Geraldine Slevin on Sunday, January 18th, 2015
Before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, only a fraction of Californians could get free or low-cost health insurance through Medi-Cal. Now, almost all adults whose incomes are at or below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (about $16,000 for a single adult, or $33,000 for family of four) have access to affordable care. That’s an additional 2 million Californians (not to mention the millions of people who will gain access to Medicaid in 27 other states).
Even if you couldn’t afford health insurance before, you’ll likely have more options now. Covered California’s open enrollment period – the time of the year when people can sign up for health insurance – ends February 15th. If you’re eligible for Medi-Cal, you can sign up at any time during the year. But don’t wait – go to Covered California today and see if you could get free or low-cost health insurance. The sooner you sign up, the sooner you can start getting affordable healthcare.