LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —  The Feb. 15 deadline is here.

The deadline, that is, to sign up for mandatory health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare.

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Covered California hopes to get 500,000 additional California residents enrolled.

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The tax penalty for not having insurance doubles this calendar year.

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For a link to the Covered California website, click here.