SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A new analysis for The Associated Press shows that California is one of just nine states where at least three health plans will be available statewide for people who get coverage next year through the health insurance exchange. The AP’s analysis of data compiled by Avalere Health found that Californians are avoiding the plight facing people in more than a third of U.S. counties, where exchange customers will have just one health plan option. Customers in some areas of Southern California and the Central Valley will have seven plans to choose from. All but two counties have four or more available plans. The analysis looked at county-by-county options available to people who buy coverage through the insurance exchanges created under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.