How Should California Implement Its Healthcare Program? Join the Discussion

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Covered California Town Hall meeting.

The Covered California Town Hall meeting takes place this Friday on the CSULB campus.

The next few weeks and months will see much debate and actions on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including enrollment for the ACA which will begin Oct. 1.

The Covered California Town Hall set for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 is a public meeting on the Affordable Care Act featuring legislators, other community leaders and key stakeholders discussing the outreach, education and implementation of the new national health insurance system in the greater Los Angeles area.

The Covered California Town Hall meeting is one in a series of special forums for regional community leaders and key stakeholders of the Affordable Care Act. Many local legislators and community leaders are expected to attend, including U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), State Sens. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood), State Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) and Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster. 

Topics planned to be included Friday are:

  • an update on Covered California’s progress and current plans;
  • outreach and community education strategies;
  • what you can do to help ensure every Californian has access to affordable health insurance;
  • and an opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback and ask questions.

Covered California is the state’s new health insurance exchange, where individuals, families and small businesses can find affordable health insurance. Its mission is to increase the number of Californians with health insurance, improve the quality of health care for all, reduce health care coverage costs and make sure state’s diverse population has fair and equal access to quality health care. According to Covered California, more than 5 million Californians could benefit from coverage offered through exchange, and 2.7 million will be eligible for subsidies from the federal government.

The California State University serves more than 437,000 students, the great majority of whom are between the ages of 20 and 30 years old. The average age of CSU students is 23.8.

The Covered California Town Hall is set for Friday, Sept. 6, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in The Pointe of the Walter Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB). The CSULB is located at 1250 Bellflower Blvd. in Long Beach with easy access from the 405, 605 and 22 freeways. (The most direct route to the center of Move-In Day is using the Earl Warren Drive entrance to the university from Atherton Street). View map here.

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