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Covered California bus tour stops in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Covered California bus tour made a stop in San Diego Thursday to raise awareness about open enrollment.

The event in San Diego is one of more than 20 taking place across the state to launch the three-month enrollment period, which begins on Saturday.

Covered California says improvements have been made to make the process run more smoothly than last year.

"We've expanded the pipes -- that's a technical term -- to actually enable the computer system to handle higher volume. We're hiring more people to answer the phone, but more than that, we've reached out to develop more ways that people can enroll in their community," Peter Lee of Covered California said.

Last year, Covered California reduced the number of uninsured people in the state from 22 to 11 percent, the largest reduction in the nation.

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