Freelance, T1D, and Covered CA

Hi Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone living in CA more specifically the LA area is on covered CA. I am thinking about going freelance in the film industry which means I lose my health care. One option is to COBRA myself until I work enough days to qualify for insurance but the cost is outrageous. So if anyone has any advice or experience with this is it much appreciated. I have looked on the website but it seems that the deductibles are all ridiculously high!