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Question: I got my green card in April 2010. Can I buy healthcare insurance from Covered California? I heard you have to wait 5 years.

Answer: Yes. Lawful immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for less than five years may participate in Covered California and be eligible for subsidies if income-qualified. But you are still required to be a lawful resident for 5 years to qualify for Medi-Cal.

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There will be so much more for us agents to learn about the qualifying process…I’m so glad that we have a head start with CAHBA! thank you so much Phil for all your very informative posts…I have learned so much more here than in any other website or even insurance seminars.

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