The foundation Health Coverage Education runs a nonprofit hotline and website, linking the uninsured to dozens of health care options.
Hospitals are in favor of a program that gets more insured.
It means more people going to their doctor, fewer to the emergency room.
Even before the recession, the federal government estimated that almost one in five Californians lacked health insurance at some point.
It's designed to help people who may have lost their health insurance along with their job.