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Covered California Hosts Forum in San Bernardino on New Health Care Marketplace for Community Leaders and Stakeholders

WHAT: This special Covered California™ forum is an opportunity for stakeholder and community leaders to:
  • get updated on Covered California’s progress and plans
  • learn how they can participate in outreach and community education
  • meet other stakeholders and community leaders helping to ensure every Californian has access to affordable health insurance
  • provide feedback and comment
This event is open to organizations and community leaders interested in spreading the news about how Covered California is helping Californians access health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

WHO: Dana Howard, deputy director, media and public relations, Covered California
In cooperation with: Gloria Negrete McLeod, US Representative
Co-hosted by: Bill Emmerson and Norma Torres, Senators
Cheryl Brown, Mike Morrell, and Curt Hagman, Assemblymembers

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.)

WHERE: Cal State University San Bernardino
                College of Education Auditorium, Room 105
                5500 University Parkway
                San Bernardino, CA 92407

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 that would enable that person to participate at the meeting, must make that request with reasonable advance notice by calling (888) 975-1141 or

About Covered California

Covered California is the state’s marketplace for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Covered California was charged with creating a new health insurance marketplace in which individuals and small businesses can get access to affordable health insurance plans. With coverage starting in 2014, Covered California will help individuals determine whether they are eligible for premium assistance that will be available on a sliding-scale basis to reduce insurance costs or whether they are eligible for low-cost or no-cost Medi-Cal. Consumers can then compare health insurance plans and choose the plan that works best for their health needs and budget. Small businesses will be able to purchase competitively priced health insurance 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. It is overseen by a five-member board appointed by the Governor and the Legislature. For more information on Covered California, please visit