How Affordable is the Affordable Care Act?

For many Californians, the Affordable Care Act isn’t.

You’re not alone if you can’t afford your health insurance obligations, whether you’re struggling to pay your monthly premium or facing thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs.

“There are days when I can’t sleep, thinking ‘How am I going to do this?’” says Maria Chavez, a Whittier resident with a $625 monthly premium for a subsidized Covered California plan for herself, her husband and one of her children.

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