Orange residents may be interested in some of the difficulties that immigrants and others are having with signing up for health care under the new California insurance exchange. Eligibility requires submitting proof of legal residency or citizenship, but there may be issues in delivering this message.
After the passage of the Affordable Care Act, California instituted its implementation of the program, dubbed Covered California. Since this insurance exchange was established, over 1.2 million residents of California have signed up for health care. Generally, the person's citizenship or legal status in the country is checked against a federal database and automatically cleared. When this does not work, they must submit proof of their status in order to be eligible for coverage.