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The cost and limitations of the California health insurance exchange




Brenda Major (L), who said she had a pre-existing condition that made it impossible to find insurance that would cover her until the Affordable Care Act, is examined by Dr. Fernanda Mercade.
Brenda Major (L), who said she had a pre-existing condition that made it impossible to find insurance that would cover her until the Affordable Care Act, is examined by Dr. Fernanda Mercade.
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In just 218 days, the new health insurance exchange is available for millions of California. That's the official countdown you'll find at the website of Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange. 

Late last week, Covered California announced just which insurers will be participating and how much their plans will cost. Reporter Chad Terhune has been covering this for the LA Times and he joins us now.