Health Train Express did some deep dyving into the Covered California Plan. California is the first State to embark on the Affordable Care Acts option for states to plan their own Insurance Exchange.
This information is taken from the Covered California web site. Readers must realize that this plan will not be operational until January 2014, and that most figures are subject to revision.
On the surface it appears reasonable to assure all are covered. If your income is below the 400 % of the Federal Poverty Level (subject to the size of your family) you will be eligible for the subsidized tax credit. The Covered California web site provides a simple calculator to get an estimate of your premiums. The web site also provides a benefit table, co-pays, deductibles, maximum out of pocket expenses and a range of plans, Bronze,Gold, Silver, Platinum.