Last day to get health coverage before tax penalties begin

Deadline is March 31st

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The deadline to avoid a penalty for not having health insurance is tomorrow at midnight, and local organizations have been working to get Kern County residents covered.

Several health organizations hosted the Last Chance Health Fair on Saturday at Kern Medical Center. Organizers tell 23ABC around 250 people enrolled for health insurance plans. If you're not signed up, you can still enroll through the Covered California website .

The 2014 penalty for not having health insurance coverage is $95 per adult (or 1% of income), $47.50 for children, and $285 per family (or 1% of income). 

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