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Give the Gift of Healthcare, Covered California Suggests

CoveredCaliforniaGift-givers urged to buy Obamacare for young adults. Forget the Xbox One, Ugg boots or that “Keep calm and kill zombies” hoodie. California officials are urging you to consider gifting that special young adult in your life something a bit less tangible: Obamacare. Covered California launched its “Give the Gift of Health” campaign aimed at families, principally mothers and grandmothers. People can “pledge” to cover the cost of insurance. Officials estimate roughly 1.8 million residents aged 18 to 29 are eligible to obtain health insurance through the exchange or qualify for free or reduced-price Medi-Cal, the government program for the poor and disabled. About 2.6 million Californians – many of them under 30 – will qualify for a federal subsidy reducing their monthly premium according to a recent report in the Sacramento Bee.