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Question: My husband and I are retired and enrolled in Medicare Part A and B. We also have Kaiser Senior Advantage. We pay a total of $395 for Medicare /Supplementary insurance per month. Our only income is Social Security totaling $27000/year. According to calculator it would be cheaper to join Covered CA. Am I missing something?

Answer: People who are eligible for public health insurance, such as Medicare or Medi-Cal, are not eligible for premium assistance in Covered California.

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