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Covered California hosts special forum in Stockton on new health marketplaces for community leaders and stakeholders

Co-Hosted by Senator Cathleen Galgiani & Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman

WHAT:   This special forum is an opportunity for stakeholder and community leaders to:
  1. Get updated on Covered California’s progress and plans
  2. Learn how they can participate in outreach and community education
  3. Meet other stakeholders and community leaders helping to ensure every Californian has access to affordable health insurance and
  4. Provide feedback and comment
This event is open to organizations and community leaders interested in spreading the news about how Covered California is helping all Californians access health insurance under the Affordable Care Act through Covered California.


Covered California staff:
Dana Howard, Deputy Director, Media and Public Relations
Diane Stanton, Deputy Director, External Affairs


Friday, July 26, 2013
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:00 p.m.)


San Joaquin County Office of Education
Wentworth Education Center, Building 2707
2707 Transworld Drive
Stockton, CA 95206

NOTE: Any person who wishes to request this notice or other meeting materials in an alternative format, requires translation services, or needs any disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services which would enable that person to participate at the meeting, must make that request with reasonable advance notice by calling 1-888-975-1141 or emailing

About Covered California

Covered California is charged with creating a new marketplace in which individuals and small businesses can get access to affordable health insurance. With coverage starting in 2014, Covered California will help individuals compare health insurance plans and choose the one that works best for their health needs and budget. Financial help will be available from the federal government to help reduce costs for people who qualify on a sliding scale. Small businesses will be able to purchase competitively priced health plans and offer their employees the ability to choose from an array of plans and may qualify for federal tax credits.

Covered California is an independent part of the state government whose job is to make the new market work for California’s consumers. Covered California is a state agency responsible for implementing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in California. It is overseen by a five-member board appointed by the Governor and the California State Legislature. For more information on Covered California, please visit