The following comes from a Jan. 5 story on

Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey began assisting with Covered California enrollment applications Jan. 2. Through a contract with the state of California, Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey staff have achieved their certification to help community members determine eligibility and to assist with sign-ups for those who qualify for the Affordable Care Act health insurance program in California.

These certified enrollment counselors at Catholic Charities will be available to determine qualified applicants and to assist with applications throughout Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and San Luis Obispo counties.

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