238,000 Join Covered California for Individual Coverage Ahead of Jan. 31 Deadline

More than 238,000 Californians have joined Covered California’s health insurance exchange as of Jan. 2.

The state’s health insurance exchange on Thursday also announced more than 124,000 new and renewing consumers had enrolled in the new optional family dental coverage.

“The deadline is coming up, so anyone who does not have health insurance should visit CoveredCA.com and find out where they can get help enrolling before the deadline,” said Peter V. Lee, executive director of Covered California.

During the final weeks of the enrollment period, which ends Jan. 31, more than 500 enrollment events are scheduled throughout the state at libraries, health centers, malls and churches.

In Orange County, enrollment events will take place at the Santa Ana and Tustin city libraries. Health clinics, medical centers and hospitals, including Los Alamitos Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital, also will host events.

There are an estimated 750,000 uninsured Californians who are eligible for coverage, according to Covered California. An additional 1.4 million are believed to qualify for low-cost or no-cost Medi-Cal.

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