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Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Healthcare Reform

We Connect Health Care Enrollment & Resource Fair Connects Over 1,500 Sacramento Region Residents to Valuable Health and Financial Resources

We Connect Health Care Enrollment & Resource Fair Connects Over 1,500 Sacramento Region Residents to Valuable Health and Financial Resources

The California Endowment, in partnership with Service Employees International Union-Unite Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) and Covered California, continued its efforts to enroll thousands of Californians in affordable, quality health coverage with the WE Connect Health Care Enrollment & Resource Fair at the Sacramento Convention Center. More than 1,500 Sacramento region residents and SEIU members attended the event, taking advantage of dozens of resources including enrollment assistance into health coverage through Covered California and Medi-Cal.

“The California Endowment and SEIU-UHW are important partners as we seek to provide millions of Californians access to affordable health care, including low-cost to no-cost Medi-Cal coverage,” said Peter V. Lee, executive director of Covered California. “This event was a significant opportunity for the public to get their questions answered and to enroll in affordable, quality health care.”

Attendees used the Web Connector, an online resource developed by the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation, to determine exactly which programs they may be eligible for and how to apply. Enrollment into Cal-Fresh, the food assistance program for low-income Californians, was also available for those who qualified. Other money-saving resources at the event included information about affordable housing and low-cost auto insurance.

 “The Sacramento WE Connect event was the perfect setting to bring together our members, along with local agencies and community partners, and connect uninsured Sacramentans to the resources they need to live a healthy life,” said Dave Regan, SEIU-UHW President. “As Obamacare is implemented across the state, it is critical that we continue working in our communities until every single Californian has access to the coverage and care they need.”

The event was part of the Endowment’s “Get Covered” or “Asegúrate” initiative, which seeks to educate Californians about Obamacare and the expanded opportunities for coverage created by the new health care law. It is part of a series of events across targeted counties that represent more than 90 percent of those who are eligible but uninsured, and supports the Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities 10-year initiative.

 For more details, please visit https://www.coveredca.com/.