California has its own online exchange website called Covered California. The Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services says it hasn't experienced any major issues with the new system. After open enrollment began for Covered California on October 1st, the Assistant Director of the Butte County Department of Employment says they've had a steady increase in the number of calls from people seeking affordable health care. It’s expected that more people will be applying in January when coverage is effective. Covered California officials estimate that during the six month open-enrollment period ending March 31st of next year, more than 500,000 Californians will be enrolled.