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What is Covered California?

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Covered California is the health care exchange set up by the state of California. The exchange was set up under the Affordable Care Act and allows consumers to view all the health care plans available to them, calculate ACA subsidies and purchase insurance.

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Covered California is available to any citizen of California who does not have health insurance provided by an employer or other entity. In addition, those with existing health plans that cost more than 9.5 percent of their family's income or that do not meet certain basic guidelines may choose insurance on the exchange as well. Those with qualifying income levels may be eligible for a tax credit or other financial assistance to help defray their health care costs.

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