Ask Emily on KPCC's Take Two: Navigating the new Medi-Cal expansion

This story originally appeared on KPCC's Take Two.

On Oct. 1, the new health insurance exchange - Covered California - will open for enrollment. That date also marks the start of pre-enrollment for the expansion Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program. Medi-Cal is publicly funded health insurance for low-income people.

Under Obamacare, more than 1 million Californians will be newly eligible for the program come Jan. 1. Will you be among them? Emily Bazar, author of the biweekly Ask Emily column, tells KPCC's Take Two who will, and won't, qualify.

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